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The Causes of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome - Part 2/3

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2019

There are 4 factors that contribute to developing carpel tunnel syndrome.

1. Forceful gripping
2. Flexion of the wrists
3. High repetition
4. Long duration

Fig 1. Diagram of the hand structure. Refer to the carpal bones and carpal ligament.


Let’s try a little experiment to demonstrate the first 2 risk factors: forceful
gripping and flexing of the wrists.


Straighten your right hand wrist with your palm facing up.

Now place your left hand’s thumb over the carpal ligament.

Bend your right wrist back and feel the ligament tighten over the
tunnel.  This position compresses the tunnel.

Now make a fist. Did you feel the tunnel get even tighter? 

If you hold this position long enough, you may eventually feel your
hands and fingers go numb. Sustained gripping while extending the
wrist is unhealthy for the median nerve. 

Now bring your right wrist back to neutral, then forward. You will feel
the ligament tighten as you move forward.

Try this exercise again...

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What is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome? - Part 1/3

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2019


Do you live in fear that you’ll become that lash artist who develops carpal tunnel
syndrome (CTS), seemingly out of the blue?

Did you know…

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most frequently performed
    surgeries on the hand in the United States.
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome is 3x more prevalent in women than men.
  • Fewer fully recover from hand pain syndromes than they do from pain in
    the neck, shoulders, and elbows.
  • 47% of carpel tunnel syndrome cases are attributed to occupational
  • Nearly 75% of dental hygienists experience hand and wrist pain. This is
    nearly 4x more prevalent than in the general working public. Lash
    artists’ numbers are arguably very similar to this.

Let’s face it; your hands are essential as a lash artist.

That’s why it’s crucial to learn how to keep your hands healthy for as long as


The carpal tunnel is comprised of 4 carpal...

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