Ouch! Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Ouch! Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel

Ask the Expert

Amber Korobkina, BSc, CBHT, Bowen Instructor, Let It Heal

Question:

My carpal tunnel syndrome is getting worse. I keep dropping things and the burning in my hands is unbearable.

Is surgery my only option?

Let it Heal Burlington

Carpal Tunnel

Answer:

Not at all, there are many other ways to address carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, or have tingling, numbness, burning or weakness in your hands, consider the following suggestions:

• Get a wrist support for the computer

• Avoid texting, guitar hero and other repetitive tasks involving the hands

Hand exercises - Stress balls and specific stretches can help to open the pathways leading to the hand

Exercises

• Acupressure - there are many points on the hand, wrist and forearm that provide relief

Cold Laser therapy - this treatment accelerates healing by up to 40% and is available at Let It Heal

• Try the Bowen technique at Let it Heal

Our experienced practitioners have even managed to help with carpal tunnel syndrome after surgery has failed. Most clients observe a significant improvement within one to two treatments, and side effects include headache relief, improved sleep and corrected posture.

Amber Korobkina, BSc, CBHT, Bowen Instructor

Let it Heal Burlington, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome