Does carpal tunnel syndrome give you a painful weak grip?
A weak painful grip is caused by muscles in your forearm (lower arm.) It is not necessarily a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome, but it could be. It can also occur all by itself.
Your grip may be so painful and/or weak that you drop things; they just fall right out of your hand. Is this a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?
There are clues to which muscles are involved when we have discomfort around the carpal tunnel area. Pain in the web of your thumb is one indicator of which muscles are causing your painful weak grip. Your weak grip is another clue.
Sometimes people get a diagnosis of "tennis elbow" even if they don't play tennis. That can be because pain is felt toward the "outside" of the elbow.
Referred muscle pain is often also felt on the outer wrist or backside of the hand. When the muscles in your forearm get aggravated, they cause pain elsewhere. Sometimes that discomfort is diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. The solution is to help those muscles relax or get back to normal.
All of the muscles that are causing your painful weak grip are generally on the back or front side of your forearm.
If you go to this self-massage article it will help you get started on releasing the muscles in your forearm that are causing you to have that painful weak grip.
If you don't want to do it yourself, How To Interview a Massage Therapist will help you get going in that direction.
You don't have to hurt, but you do have to do something to stop your pain.
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