Symptoms of CTS
Do not ignore wrist pain or any other hand and finger-related problem as it could be an early warning CTS symptom. Common symptoms include:
- A tightening or a numb feeling in finger or/and hand.
- Severe pain in wrist or forearm, which sometimes goes up to the shoulder, neck or chest.
- Difficulty in grasping small objects and decreased mobility of the fingers, hand, elbow or shoulder
- Sudden pain at night, which makes sleep difficult.
- Hands become weak.
- Skin becomes dry and the colour of the skin also changes.
- Swelling without any injury.
- A weakness in the thumb and tingling in all but the little finger.
- If you miss a session in one of the gyms in Midtown East, don’t push yourself too hard at the next one to make up for the time lost. Aim for a whole lifestyle change instead of just a temporary weight loss. Your goal should be to try and gain knowledge of your own body’s potential and limitations. Exercise is all about recognizing the need for adaptation to everyday demands as well as about balance and flexibility.
- Monitor the intensity of your workout, set your own limits and never exceed them. Your fitness instructor can only recognize some external symptoms of overexertion. You need to yourself monitor the intensity of your body’ s response to the exercise, by measuring your heart rate. Your training intensity should be between 60 to 90 per cent of your heart rate. Any more than this and your body will go into the anaerobic mode, preventing any further benefits. The intensity of your exercise should be less if your fitness levels are low, and vice versa. To avoid soreness, injuries or a burnout, and in order to integrate aerobics into your lifestyle, you must pursue a regular and moderate exercise programme.