Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve in the wrist gets compressed due to any pathology resulting in numbness, tingling sensation, weakness, and muscle damage in the hands and fingers. It can lead to chronic damage to the wrist and hand muscles causing permanent impairment and disability if untreated. This condition is commonly seen in individuals requiring intensive hand movements such as in tennis players, cyclists, software developers, piano players and many more. With intensive hand and wrist movement there is inflammation of the synovium covering of the tendons passing through the carpal tunnel. The inflammation results in increased synovial fluid formation within the synovial covering of tendons and the space available for median nerve is decreased. The median nerve is compressed resulting in the symptoms like tingling, numbness, and in severe cases even weakness of hand muscles ultimately causing disability.
The management approaches that can be undertaken for its treatment include medical or surgical. Medical treatment options are the treatment of choice in mild to moderate symptoms of the disease. Medical treatment includes use of wrist splints, neurotrophic medicines, and even steroid injection. However, surgical options such as open or endoscopic release surgeries are indicated only if non-surgical modalities fail to cure the symptoms. The surgery is associated with several complications such as nerve damage, infections, pain, stiffness, and loss of strength in hand. Hence, for effective CTS treatment, one should focus on long-term and sustainable treatment options, avoiding potential complications of surgeries.
For this reason, I would recommend using the REGLO gloves, which allow stretching of the wrists without causing any mechanical pressure to the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. REGLO gloves, as backed up by many bioengineering studies and researches, ensures the right proportion of mechanical action during wrist mobility. It aids in releasing the pressure in the median nerve, thereby reducing the inflammation of the synovium and allowing uninterrupted transmission of nerve impulses. As a result, the narrow space of your carpal tunnel expands, which immediately relieves the compressive symptoms of CTS such as pain, numbness, and tingling. It can easily complement to any level of daily activities and can equally ensure skin protection due to its antibacterial property. REGLO can be used by anyone with CTS whose job or activity demands a high degree of hand movement, such as cyclists, tennis players, gym-goers, software programmers, piano players, etc. The comfortable and adjustable material property of REGLO also warrants good grip, comfort, healthier, and easier mobility of hands. As an orthopedic surgeon, I highly recommend using REGLO gloves in cases of mild to moderate CTS symptoms, instead of opting for any surgical interventions directly. The use of REGLO, hence, is one of the most sustainable solutions to treating CTS owing to its merits over surgeries, with zero complication rates, immediate symptomatic relief, and multipurpose utility.