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How to relieve carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects 11 % of women and 3.5 % of men. While 130,000 people a year have recourse to surgery, studies have shown that in a third of cases the syndrome disappears spontaneously, without treatment.

Yet carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs most frequently in the 40-50 and 60-70 age groups, remains a painful, disabling condition, most often caused by work activity, and a source of work stoppage.

Unfortunately, natural remedies are often overlooked, and many people are unaware that they could find relief with simple, natural solutions.

Article summary

What is the purpose of carpal tunnel?

Located in the wrist, the carpal tunnel is a sort of narrow tunnel made up of small bones and ligaments, and also contains the tendons of the finger flexor muscles and the median nerve., i.e. one of the main nerves of the forearm and palm. It plays a sensory and motor role.

The carpal tunnel and median nerve are fundamental to the production of wrist and hand movements. To them we owe the strength of our movement and our tactile sensitivity.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome comprises 3 major symptoms:

  • Aches and pains on the wrist and palm, radiating down to the fingers (the first 3 or 4)
  • Sensitivity disorders tactile
  • A decrease strength

Numbness and tingling are sensations often reported by carpal tunnel syndrome sufferers.

Why do people suffer from carpal tunnel?

The tendons in the carpal tunnel are covered by a fluid-filled sheath that allows them to glide smoothly during hand movements. When these movements become too repetitive, the tendons become irritated, swell and the inside of the sheath becomes inflamed. The carpal tunnel can't absorb this swelling, which is why the compression of the median nerve of the wrist.

What causes this musculoskeletal disorder? Most of the time, we speak of idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome: no cause as such is detected.

But more often than not, the syndrome is linked to another pathology that has herself contributed to compress the median nerve: these include pregnancy, menopause, hypothyroidism, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

The same way, certain movements or postures can lead to median nerve compression, whether in the course of professional or leisure activities. These include repetitive movements involving flexion and extension, wrist twisting and the use of considerable hand strength, as well as the repeated use of the thumb index finger. Prolonged driving can also be harmful.

However, a number of precautions can be taken prevent this syndrome.

For example, during repetitive tasks, it is advisable to take breaks and tostretch your wrist. In the same way, it's all about varying hand positions and movements, without going overboard.

Objects should be held with the full hand and tool handles adapted to the user's morphology.

Vibrating tools should be avoided, and gloves should be worn when working in the cold. For computer work, the use of a suitable mouse is recommended.

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How to relieve carpal tunnel naturally?

The pain, tingling and numbness are there: they invade everyday life a little more each day, whether it's cooking, tinkering, gardening, simply feeling good, or in professional life, writing, producing or building anything.

Natural solutions exist for relieve carpal tunnel and regain optimum mobility :

  • Acupuncture improves sensory nerve impulses in the median nerve.
  • Cold application soothes the pain but must be followed by massage to avoid stiffening the muscles too much.
  • STIMCARE infrared patches act in synergy with the body, recycling its own energy and returning it by reflecting infrared rays. The effect of the patches is to activate blood microcirculation, drain toxins and effectively reduce inflammation. Natural, non-heating and non-transdermal, they last up to 5 days, but their effectiveness lasts beyond that.

So, without natural alternatives, carpal tunnel syndrome can quickly become a living hell for the sufferer, whatever the cause. Resorting to Stimcare infrared patches is regain your physical integrity while respecting your body. In a nutshell, the patch naturally stimulates, drains and relieves, so you can move more fluidly.

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