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Natural Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted Mar 19 2010 9:46pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating skeletal condition. For some people carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard.  For others it is a result of another disease process.

natural treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting the hands and fingers.  It causes numbness, pain and tingling in the hands or fingers, most commonly the thumb, index, middle or ring fingers.  It can cause weakness in the hand and loss of sensation in the fingers.

What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Repetitive finger use and hand use can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.   In the wrist there is a narrow passage of bones and ligaments on the underside of the wrist called the carpal tunnel.  The median nerve becomes compressed as it passes through this narrow space.

Carpal tunnel can be caused by some conditions such as pregnancy, obesity, arthritis, hypothyroidism, tumors, trauma, acromegaly and diabetes.

Natural Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Natural treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome can be effective for relief of the painful and debilitating symptoms the condition causes.  There are surgical treatments available but relief can be achieved by using natural treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome without the risks of surgery and anesthesia.

Some natural treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome include acupuncture, acupressure, supplements of vitamins B6 and B12, enzyme supplements, herbal remedies, yoga, chiropractic adjustments and therapies such as feldenkrais and hellerwork.

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