The syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve just above the wrist. Pressure on this nerve can be caused by an injury or sustained use from common activities like typing, chopping, hammering, or pushing. Symptoms of CTS range from wrist pain, numbness, tingling, burning, weakness or loss of grip strength, and loss of sleep due to discomfort.
There are a
number of different ways to treat this condition. Acupuncture is extremely effective in reducing inflammation and pressure on the nerve at any area of impingement, as well as restoring blood flow. Herbs and vitamins help repair damaged tissue, reduce pain and repair the nerves. These
treatments, along with physical therapy, stretching, and strengthening
exercises, can in most cases effectively alleviate and eventually
eliminate the symptoms associated with CTS without requiring surgery.
Acupuncture is also effective in reducing pain and restoring function in patients who have undergone surgery for carpal tunnel and still do not have relief.
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