5. Carpal tunnel syndrome
This test can detect a professional problem of office workers, artists, and bikers — carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lift your hands up so that your forearms are parallel to your face. Try to reach the base of the palm with the tips of your fingers. If you can do this for 1-2 minutes, you are fine. But if you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your wrists or fingers, this can be a sign of tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome appears when the neighboring tissues press on the median nerve. The pain and numbness will only get worse without the proper treatment.
In order to do this test, you need help. Ask a partner to take a pencil with an eraser. Get them to touch your foot and toes with the sharp end of the pencil and with the eraser, in turns. Can you tell which side of the pencil touched you without looking?
If you don’t fully feel the touch, it means that the nerve endings on your feet don’t function properly. Low sensitivity can be an indicator of diabetes.