Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hand pain and numbness with Safety Handles

Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hand pain and numbness with Safety Handles

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Characterized by tingling, numbness, and pain in the hand and fingers, CTS can significantly impact one's daily life and productivity. Unfortunately, recovery from CTS can be a lengthy process, often taking months to improve without proper intervention.


Innovative Safety Handles can play a crucial role in reducing the symptoms of CTS and promoting faster recovery.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Before delving into how Safety Handles can help, let's first understand what CTS is. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist, surrounded by bones and ligaments. This tunnel protects the median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the hand and fingers.

When this nerve becomes compressed or irritated, it can lead to the symptoms commonly associated with CTS. Repetitive hand and wrist movements, prolonged use of vibrating tools, or conditions like arthritis can contribute to the development of CTS.

How iTip Safety Handles Can Help

Using traditional handles to move heavy objects or equipment can exacerbate CTS symptoms due to the strain and pressure placed on the wrists and hands. Safety Handles offer a solution by providing ergonomic support and reducing the strain on the hands and wrists during handling tasks.

The design of iTip Safety Handles promotes a neutral wrist position, which helps alleviate the pressure on the median nerve. By distributing the weight more evenly and allowing for a more natural grip, iTip Safety Handles can help reduce tingling, numbness, and pain associated with CTS.

How about pram style handles?

Pram style handles help from a height ergonomics perspective but unfortunately encourage CTS through bent wrists in a relaxing position (see the photo below). In addition, unlike Safety Handles, the pram style will not act like a shock absorber on uneven surfaces as they are fixed, potentially passing on the vibration and exacerbating wrist strain. Physically with activities that strain the wrist e.g. repetitive bending or forceful gripping, remember to take breaks and release the grip periodically. 

 An example of bend wrists as the natural resting position with pram handles which encourages CTS symptoms.

However with the introduction of Safety Handles it is possible to reduce or remove all of these issues. They are also retrofittable to most wheelchairs and other handling equipment*. 

Benefits of iTip Safety Handles for CTS

 1. Ergonomic Support: The ergonomic design of iTip Safety Handles reduces stress on the wrist and hand, minimizing the risk of aggravating CTS symptoms.

 2. Improved Grip: The enhanced grip provided by iTip Safety Handles ensures better control and stability during handling tasks, reducing the need for excessive force and strain.

 3. Faster Recovery: By minimizing pressure on the median nerve and promoting proper wrist alignment, iTip Safety Handles can aid in faster recovery from CTS symptoms.

 4. Versatility: iTip Safety Handles can be easily attached to a variety of equipment and tools, making them suitable for various industries and applications.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be a debilitating condition, affecting both work and daily activities. However, with the right support and intervention, individuals suffering from CTS can find relief and improve their quality of life.

iTip Safety Handles offer a simple yet effective solution for reducing the tingling, numbness, and pain associated with CTS. By prioritizing ergonomic design and user comfort, iTip Safety Handles empower individuals to continue their tasks with confidence and ease, without exacerbating their symptoms.

Alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with iTip Safety Handles: Reduce the chance of hand pain and numbness


Don't let CTS hold you back. Invest in iTip Safety Handles today and experience the difference in hand and wrist comfort and functionality.

If you are affected by CTS more information is available from www.nhs.uk/conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome.

For more details on Safety Handles contact Hello@SafetyHandles.co.uk or ring 0333 800 5000. 

[Lady pushing children photo by unsplash.com Dan Burton]

*If you have hand breaks on your current wheelchair, check with Safety Handles for fitting requirements. 

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