Almost 4% of the whole population is affected by the carpal tunnel syndrome. It represents very painful condition of the wrists or hands, more particularly in the thumb, index finger, and middle finger. It occurs as a result of swelling and inflammation of the carpal bones and tendons in the wrist.
If left untreated, the symptoms of this condition worsen over time. The risk factors are arthritis, diabetes, poor posture, obesity, smoking, and doing repetitive movements. However, there are some effective techniques and natural ways to prevent this syndrome, such as:
Swelling and throbbing
Shaking of the hand
Pain in the forearm
Difficulties in hands movements
Throbbing and pain in the fingers
Unusual sensation throughout the fingers and hand
Weakened grip of the hand
Loss of strength in the hand
Read the following ways to prevent this issue:
Avoid hard gripping – When writing, driving, or using the controller, don’t squeeze too tightly in order to reduce the stress and pressure on the wrists and hands.
Stretch the Wrists and Hands – To prevent this issue, stretch the hands, bend the fingers, and move the fingers throughout the day.
Anti-Inflammatory Diet – To relieve the pain in the joints and in tendons, eat anti-inflammatory diet which is rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats and low in alcohol, sodium-rich foods, and saturated fats.
Practice Good Posture -Keep the feet firmly set on the ground after using the hands for a long period of time. To keep the wrists straight, rest your elbows at the sides.
To treat carpal tunnel syndrome, these are the best homemade natural remedies:
Rest the Affected Hand – Rest the affected hand in order to reduce the pressure and stress.
Essential Oils – Frankincense, peppermint, wintergreen, and cypress essential oil soothe the pain, reduce the swelling, and heal the carpal tunnel syndromes. Just mix 3 drops of one essential oil with coconut oil and then rub on the affected part several times on a daily basis.
Wrist and Hand Exercises – The following carpal tunnel exercises are extremely beneficial for treatment of the symptoms:
Stretch the fingers and wrists while counting to 5. Next, stretch the wrists while relaxing your fingers. Then, make a fist by using both of your hands while counting to 5. Then, strengthen again. Repeat 3 times on a daily basis.
Roll the wrists in circles gently
Lift light objects with your whole hand
Stretch the spaces which is between the fingers
Hold your hands as if you pray with your palms touching
Ice packs – they relieve carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Put the ice pack to the inflamed part and hold for about 15 minutes, two times on a daily basis.
Watch the following video to find out more carpal tunnel exercises: