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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

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    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. 

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    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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