Using Massage to Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Massaging and stretching the wrist and finger flexor muscles may help lessen the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Lessen Carpal Tunnel Symptoms with Massage
According to the American College of Rheumatology, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects approximately 4-10 million Americans . It is the nation’s most disabling and costly health problem, second only to lower-back pain. The repetitive-motion injury, which compresses the median nerve in the carpal tunnel of the wrist, involves weakness, numbness and tingling in the wrist, hands, forearm and fingers.
Often, this condition is treated with pain medication, cortisone injections, or wearing a splint. In extreme cases, people need surgery. Before you get to that stage, you can treat symptoms in a more natural way with self-massage.
A program of stretching and massaging of the wrist and finger flexor muscles may help lessen the symptoms of many Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers. Massage can help manage the problem.
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Rest and/or active recovery: First of all, ease into workouts. If you haven’t been working out on a regular basis, going full throttle right away, particularly with consecutive-day workouts, is going to result and aching muscles.
Hydration is Key
Hydrate: Drinking water during and after exercise helps the body rid itself of toxins, while fighting off dehydration, which can result in painful muscles and excruciating muscle cramps.
Proper nutrition: Protein sources are necessary to rebuild muscle tissue and fuel the function of various cells, tissues and enzymes. Carbohydrates are vital, as well.