How to Treat & Self Massage Carpal Tunnel – Part II

November 4, 2014

Carpal Tunnel is a complicated issue. Most of us who have suffered it at some point in our lives understand just how complicated and miserable it can be. The key is to know when it’s about to get bad and nip it in the bud. So we are going to be talking to those who already know they have the beginning of Carpal Tunnel and are trying to keep it at bay. For those of you with a terrible case of it, you must see a doctor and do a lot of exercises with massage along the hand and arm to the shoulder area. That will be the only way to rid it without surgery.

Officially, *Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a median entrapment neuropathy that causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel.* A median entrapment neuropathy means there is an pinched nerve in the median area of the wrist. Neuropathy means nerve injury and paresthesia means abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning). It is usually associated with relation to nerve damage. The median or medial nerve is the one that is usually damaged during the condition. It is due to the damage of this nerve into the Carpal Tunnel. This is where the nerve gets entrapped in the narrow passage way on the way to the hand. Eventually the hand and wrist become weak from the nerve being impinged.

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This entrapment or pinching can be fixed early on with Self- Massage and some exercise. The Self-Massage will help break down the Trigger Points and other knots, and bring blood and nutrients to help the area with new tissue. The pinched area needs to grow new tissue in order for it restore hand and wrist function. So, by massaging and exercising the hand, wrist and arm will help get you better. If you have Hypothyroidism, Diabetes or are Pregnant this condition will be a constant problem until you work on it and get it better.

Besides, taking an occasional tablet for pain, we suggest you try our ice massage, a heating pad, exercise, our self-treatment massage and one of the many carpal tunnel wrist supports available to you. We have a few of the items below if you feel the need to purchase any. These items are tried and true by us.

Pro-Tec Ice Massager           Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support          Mueller Fitted Wrist Brace

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Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Self-Care Program

Self Massaging Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is easy once you get the hang of it, and you can watch how by going to My Self-Care Toolkit.

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This terrible affliction can be overcome by doing daily Self-Massage and Exercises. It can take a long time, so you must be persistent and patient. It depends on how long you’ve had the condition and how painful the symptoms are as well as your range of motion. If you are consistent and are really willing to work on it, you will succeed. Remember to ice before and after each self-massage and exercise to reduce inflammation.

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog and visiting massageatyourfingertips.com. We are here to help and we love what we do.

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Wishing you a pain-free day,

Elizabeth & Carly The Massage Gurus!

 

*Taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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