When we talk about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, we’re usually most concerned about the physical symptoms and treatments, but there are other factors to consider as well, one’s we ignore at our peril.
Robert Vignoli offers an interesting point of view in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Is Not Just Physical:
Though not part of a normal description of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, this crippling disorder has many emotional effects as well. Because of this disorder, many strong emotions may come up that one is not prepared to deal with. It is important to familiarize yourself with the common emotional upheavals so you can be prepared to deal with them.
Robert goes on to discuss some of the feelings Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers might experience, which include:
- Feelings of uselessness
- Anxiety and fear of the future
- Loss of enjoyment in fun activities
- Serious depression
He ends with some solid advice: “Don’t let it get you down. Get help, and don’t forget that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome doesn’t always last forever. Early recognition and proper treatment is important to treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”
Good topic, Robert!