Have you experienced numbness in your wrist recently? Or are you feeling pain in it? Then immediately, you need to consult a doctor. Your nerves may not be functioning correctly. Now as we all know, hand fascia (พังผืดที่มือ, which is the term in Thai) refers to the intricate network of connective tissues which supports the structure within the hand. These tissues have many layers that help cover the palm of our hand and attach themselves to various muscles and ligaments.
How Does It Work?
Now hand fascia helps our hand maintain its balance and remain static. Now as we are holding anything or typing letters on our laptop, applying pressure on anything so these tissues provide extra strength and also it helps the other nerves or blood vessels to get affected by the external attack. Now talking about the athletes, they do most of the wrist movements to make it more flexible. But too much pressure can damage the tissues by which you can feel the pain or numbness. If this continues, immediately need to visit a consultant for better results.
When To Consult A Doctor?
The Moment You Feel:
- Pain in your wrist or hand.
- Numbness for a prolonged period.
- You can’t lift anything by using your fingers.
- Feeling the heat in hand.
When Does It Occur?
It mostly appears during the night or when you wake up or see these symptoms after exercise. Now most of us feel numbness in our hands due to sleeping on one side, but that’s not related to these symptoms. It occurs suddenly and exists for quite some time. These symptoms will increase gradually unless you consult a doctor and take proper medication to heal it on time.
Why Did It Happen?
It didn’t happen suddenly, but if you apply excessive pressure on your wrist for an extended period, it happens. We need to learn a few exercises to help us release the muscle tension so that it does not cause any pain.
How Can It Be Treated?
There Are Various Processes:
- It can be healed through exercises and proper physiotherapy treatment, but that also needs time.
- Surgery is also available. So your medical practitioner knows better whether it needs surgery or not. Now this surgery is open surgery, so it hardly takes time and heals quickly so you can get back to your daily life.
Things To Remember
Try to maintain a healthy lifestyle as guided by the doctor, and don’t lift heavy things right after the surgery, as it can worsen your wound. Rest your palm as much as possible for the initial days and follow the guidelines properly to avoid discomfort in the long run.