Archive for January 18, 2011

Health Tip # 6

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can cause tingling, pain and numbness in the hands and wrists. There are 9 nerves and the Median Nerve that run down the arm to the hand and pass through a narrow bone passageway – in the wrist – called the “Carpal Tunnel”. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by the compression of these nerves and can cause tingling, pain and numbness in the hands and wrists. Left untreated, it can cause lose of strength, grip and permanent degenerative tissue to the muscles.

3 ways to help with CTS:

  1. Using the fingers of your opposite hand, massage the palm of your hand with small circular motion.
  2. Using your thumb, massage between the two bones in your forearm using lighter, circular strokes – massage up the forearm. Massage all the way up your forearm to the elbow several times.
  3. Using fingers to feel between the bones on the backside of your arm, use light gripping and drag fingers up towards the elbow
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