Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome exemplifies itself by swelling of the tendons in the wrist that can compress the median nerve, causing pain, numbness or other unpleasant sensations in the hands. The problem is most common among those who regularly use their hands in repeated motions, such as for typing.
Things you might try ...
- Proper ergonomics can reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, such as ergonomic key boards and proper wrist support.
- Massages: Endorphins are released during a massage, and these endorphins prevent nerve cells from releasing more pain signals.
Not everybody likes the idea of acupuncture (which is also very helpful in controlling pain) or has the funds for regular professional massages. However, there are a wide range of home-use massage tools and devices that give you access to a healing massage whenever you need relief in the comfort of your home.
- Please click here for information on the benefits of massage.
- Willow tree bark contains salicylates that reduce pain and inflammation. Steep one to two teaspoons of dried, powdered willow bark (or five teaspoons of fresh bark) in hot water for 10 minutes, then strain out the plant material. Drink three cups a day.
- Caution: Don't take willow bark if you are using blood-thinning medications or are allergic to aspirin.
- Chamomile tea. The herb chamomile contains the anti-inflammatories alpha-bisabolol and chamazulene and has long been used to treat ailments that involve swelling. Drink several cups daily.
- Pineapple and papaya contain enzymes that act as anti-inflammatories.
- Ginger: Compounds in ginger, known as gingerols, have a similar effect. *Note: Ginger can decrease blood clotting and should not be taken by people with bleeding disorders.
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