Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Description and treatment

Can you feel a tingling sensation, pins and needles, and a burning sensation in one or both of your hands? Is there decreased sensitivity in your fingers and pain in your wrist? The unpleasant feeling and pain connected with carpal tunnel syndrome can often keep you up at night. That might be the reason you are looking to rid yourself of these issues.

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Sindrome del tunnel carpale
Picture : Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Characteristics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and its causes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions affecting nerves in the upper limbs. Middle aged women are the most affected group. It is also one of the most frequent occupational diseases.

The carpal tunnel is a passageway leading from the forearm to the palm and is surrounded by the carpal bones and fibrous tissue. Several nerves, blood vessels and tendons are situated in this tunnel. If these nerves in this narrow area get compressed, carpal tunnel syndrome develops.

Its acute form is caused by a rapid and prolonged rise in pressure in the carpal tunnel area. This is most often connected with fractures, burns or local infections.

The chronic form is more common, and symptoms can linger for months or years. Causes can be found in only 50% of cases. One of the possible causes of carpal tunnel syndrome is excessive, unilateral and long-term strain on the minor muscles of the hand and forearm. This can be caused during typing, working with tools or while playing musical instruments.

What does diagnosing carpal syndrome look like?

If you suffer from lingering carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, it is best to see your physician and get properly examined by a specialist. Anamnesis is very important because it serves as a basis for learning about patients’ subjective feelings, and it may recommend electromyography – a detailed hand and arm examination. This examination measures nerve conductivity, and a neurologist then either confirms or disproves a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment – rid yourself of the pain

Treatment begins by removing the cause, reducing strain on the forearm and hand, and by wearing a brace. Non-steroidal antirheumatics are usually administered.

  • Carpal tunnel – a passageway from the forearm to the palm of the hand surrounded by carpal bones and fibroid tissue.
  • Syndrome – a collection of symptoms.
  • Acute – a sudden and urgent state with intense symptoms.
  • Chronic – a state of gradual and long-term development.
  • Non-steroid antirheumatics – non-steroid drug that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effect.

Physiotherapy, based on applying ultrasound, laser, iontophoresis and by mobilising carpal bones, is an integral part of the treatment with the goal of renewing blood, eliminate swelling and reduce pain.

Medium and severe damage to the nerve tends to require surgical intervention.

Within the conservative treatment, low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy has its place, as it targets the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It utilises the analgesic, anti-swelling and healing effects with the support of the regenerative effect. Magnetic therapy mitigates pain, reduces inflammatory processes, stimulates healing and brings general relief.

Home applications are a huge convenience which allow the patient to continue intensive rehabilitation at home, out of hospital facilities.

The possibility to start treatment early in a new issue and the opportunity to perform long-term daily maintenance applications is also a big benefit.

Patented 3D Biomag pulsed therapy. How does it work?

The basic principle of 3D Biomag magnetic therapy is generating electromagnetic pulses. The generated pulses can penetrate through layers of clothing and even body tissues to the place of application. These pulses have specially developed biotropic parameters (e.g. frequency, profile, intensity), thanks to which the pulsed magnetotherapy affects various health conditions.

The term pulse magnetic therapy is most commonly used for physiotherapy using the principle of electromagnetic pulses. The abbreviation PEMF is used in order to be concise.

Patented 3D Biomag technology ensures more precise and uninterrupted pulse profiles, enhances output, and allows pulses to come from various angles.

Pulsed magnetic therapy is not meant to treat carpal tunnel syndrome itself. Such treatment can only be recommended by a physician. Magnetic therapy application is used on symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome such as pain, swelling and inflammation.

Important information

Carefully read the user guide provided by the producer and consult a physician about your health before using any medical device.

Biomag® Lumina 3D-e is an active therapeutic device – a medical device for individual use or in combination with other medical treatment and devices as a supplemental therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan.

The goal of Biomag® low frequency pulsed magnetic field therapy is to utilise its biological effects on tissue in a way that helps mitigate some symptoms. These symptoms are primarily pain, swelling, spasms, and changes in microcirculation. It also promotes healing and mitigates those symptoms that can be influenced by these effects.

Physiological changes in tissue after application of Biomag® magnetic therapy occur due to pain mitigation and vasodilation of capillaries and precapillaries, which leads to the following treatment effects:

  • pain-relieving – analgesic, reduces pain
  • healing – promoting regeneration, anti-inflammatory
    and anti-rheumatic effects
  • anti-swelling – reduces swelling (oedema)
    myorelaxing – relaxes muscles
  • vasodilating – improves microcirculation in particular
  • metabolic-detoxifying – accelerates the elimination
    of toxins and metabolites

Intended for use on intact skin through a protective layer, e.g., disposable or other sanitary pads.

When using the Biomag® Lumina 3D-e device it is necessary to follow the Principles of safety operation together with Contraindications/Indications and use it in compliance with the specified environmental requirements. Basic safety information is shown on the device display as well.

Devices and applicators of Biomag pulsed magnetic therapy are not to be used with any of the following contraindications. Not respecting these contraindications can lead to damaged health of the patient and the device operator!

If unsure whether you understand the following list of contraindications and guidelines of safe operation of the device, use these contacts. You may prevent possible issues.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Tumours
  • Severe sepsis
  • Fevers
  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Mycosis in the application area
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal gland hyperfunction
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • Psychoses
  • Pain of unknown origin
  • Undetermined diagnosis
  • Contradiction to treatment recommended by a physician

If you own the AL16-LUM polarised light applicator, further contraindications are:

  • Shining directly in one’s eyes (applicable in case of applying polarised light)
  • With metabolic disorders, where skin becomes photosensitive and while using photostimulating substances (applicable in case of applying polarised light)

Side effects:
While applying treatment, special caution should be paid to patients with hypertension and        hypotension (or with predisposition to it).
Individual effects and using magnetic therapy need to be judged upon particular conditions and reactions of individual patients.

In case of unexpected reaction, immediately cease application! Proceeding with application is recommended only after seeing your attending physician based on the recommended course of action.

This list of contraindications is only general. Always heed list of contraindications in the updated version of the original guide. This guide was provided to you by the        producer along with your device.

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