Here you will find an effective carpal tunnel syndrome treatment
The diagnosis of this symptom is often a misdiagnosis.
Should this be your case, then your previous treatments probably have shown little or no effect.
Your pain might also drag on for months, increasingly restricting you in everyday life.
Why is that?
In many cases it is not the pinching of the Nervus medianus or median nerve that leads to pain in the wrist, which is commonly referred to as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Many times it is simply tension and trigger points in your arms and a neck muscle that cause the pain.
In this case, a self-massage can help ease and eliminate the pain.
That could be the case for you too!
In a few short moments, I will walk you step by step through your personal carpal tunnel syndrome treatment.
Of course, this is not really what it is, but for the sake of simplicity, I will call it like that.
Let´s do some massage!
Before we begin, I would like to share some important information concerning the massage of the hand so you will succeed.
In this first step, we will be working the back of your forearms on where the stabilizers and extensors of your wrist are located.
On the one hand, tension and trigger points, disturb the pulling conditions of your wrist and on the other hand, irritate your nervous system.
Both can cause pain on the inside of your wrist and simulate a carpal tunnel syndrome.
I recommend working on this area with a massage ball.
These muscles are the flexor muscles of your fingers and your wrist.
Together with the muscles described in point 1, they are the most important with regard to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome.
We will work this area using the pressure-motion technique and the massage ball.
The tension in your wrist flexors is mostly located in the central area of your forearms and upwards – see image.
Let’s start with the pressure-motion technique.
For this, you need to sit.
Take a short break after about 30 seconds and let your arm hang loosely for about a minute.
Focus on what your forearm feels like, take a few deep breaths and relax.
Repeat the process, but with a difference.
This time you don’t make a fist, instead you are going to rotate your wrist.
Here again, you should try to find painful spots and concentrate on them.
Start out doing the massage on the inside of your forearms cautiously and pay attention to how your body is reacting.
If the massage is too brisk, you might temporarily worsen your carpal tunnel pain.
Although this is not dramatic, it is unwanted.
We will now finish up working on your forearms with a massage ball.
These two muscles move your thumb toward the other fingers.
That means they are indispensable for most gripping movements.
In order to massage these muscles, you will have to locate them first.
Let’s start with the adductor pollicis.
Continuing with the opponens pollicis, which is also a very common trigger for carpal tunnel pain.
The brachialis has no direct connection to your wrist.
However, it can irritate your nervous system due to trigger points and cause pain on the inside of the wrist, which presents similar characteristics as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your brachialis stretches over your elbow and runs about half way up your upper arm.
It is tucked away next to and under your biceps. You can easily find and massage it, though. The best way to do this is with the thumb technique.
Muscles: Scalene muscles
The scalene muscles are three of your neck muscles, which often cause a “pseudo carpal tunnel syndrome”.
Massaging these muscles is somewhat more complicated, which is why they have a page dedicated to them. I suggest you visit that page by clicking on the link above.
Thank you for reading and I hope that I was of some help for you!