How Do You Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
There are several treatments you can use for carpal tunnel syndrome. Some are designed to alleviate short term bouts of pain and discomfort, while others work to address the underlying musculoskeletal issues leading in to the development of CTS and other wrist related issues.
Whichever methods you choose, your goal should be to release the pressure from the median nerve and to reduce the source of the swelling and inflammation. By releasing the pressure on the median nerve, carpal tunnel symptoms can be alleviated. By healing the tissue damage in and around the carpal tunnel, you will minimize the chance of pain, loss of motion, atrophy, and loss of grip strength and hand control.
You can get your wrist back to normal by treating your carpal tunnel properly and with dedication. The good news is that most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome will heal with simple home conservative treatments and surgery is often not needed!
Some initial conservative treatment methods recommended include:
Rest - This is important for initial healing because without an appropriate amount of rest you are at risk for increased inflammation, pain and re-injury of your wrist. All of which can make your wrist injury much worse or increase the amount of pressure placed on your median nerve. Avoid Activities that may have Caused Your Injury - While resting your wrist it's also important to avoid all activities that may have caused your symptoms and any repetitive hand or wrist movement. This may include reduced activities in your job if that has caused your wrist injury. Continuing on with regular activities can increase the severity of your injury, turning a mild to moderate case of carpal tunnel syndrome into serious damage of your median nerve.
Apply some mild cold compression after activity that stresses the wrist to alleviate short-term bouts of inflammation. Please note, that over-utilizing cold therapy could be detrimental as it could cause tissues surrounding the median nerve to constrict (inducing symptoms of discomfort). Wear a Wrist Splint/Brace - Splinting or bracing your wrist over night or during difficult daily activities that place stress on your wrist can help to reduce your symptoms. In order to be helpful, a wrist splint should hold your wrist in a neutral position. If your wrist is held correctly in a neutral position less pressure will be placed on your median nerve and your tendons will stay in one position long enough to start the natural healing process.
And most importantly...
Use the Wrist T-Shellz Wrap on a regular basis to deal with symptoms such as pain and stiffness.
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