Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) occurs when the median nerve is compressed while it passes through the tiny bony carpal near the wrist. Cts can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand or arm. Springfield Carpal Tunnel Exercises has some easy exercises for cts that will help relieve your symptoms.
Prayer: Place your hand in a prayer position. Touch your palm side finger pads together and push the palms into each other while keeping the elbows up as much as you can. You should feel a strong stretch in the hands, fingers, and palm side of the forearms.
Shake: Shake your hands for 10-15 seconds as if you just washed them and you’re attempting to air dry them.
Wrist Flexion Stretch: Hold your arm out in front of you with your elbow straight and palm facing down. With the opposite hand, bend the wrist as far downward as possible so the fingers point to the ground. This will produce a strong stretch in the muscles located in the back or top of the forearm. Repeat five to ten times holding each stretch for 15–20 seconds (as tolerated).
Springfield Carpal Tunnel Exercises wants you to know that these exercises can be repeated a few times per day; even as frequently as once per hour. It would be helpful to set a timer on your phone to remind you when to perform the stretches and when to take a break. When performing these stretches, a good pain is safe while a sharp pain means that what you’re doing could be harmful to you instead of help you. If you experience this pain, immediately stop the exercise you are doing.
Cts usually stems from more than just the wrist, so Springfield Carpal Tunnel Exercises says that you perform exercises that also target the neck, shoulder, and elbow. There can be double crush syndrome, which is when the median nerve is entrapped in more than one location such as the neck, shoulder, elbow, or forearm (along with the wrist).
Springfield Carpal Tunnel Exercises can provide you with chiropractic management that will significantly help cts. This includes manipulation and mobilization of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, and neck. Muscle release techniques are used as well as physical therapy modalities like laser, electric stimulation, ultrasound, and others. Night splints can also aid in keeping the wrist in place during the night. Co-management with primary care could be an option if diabetes, inflammatory arthritis, and or other complicating conditions are present.
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