Relief for carpal tunnel and suggestions for controlling blood sugar. Q: I believe my friend has carpal-tunnel syndrome from doing repetitive work at his job. A: Carpal-tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is pinched, often from repetitive motions. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, burning and weakness in the hand or arm. Doctors often recommend anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen. Acupuncture was shown in one small study to be as good or better than ibuprofen for relieving pain, numbness and tingling at night Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, October Vitamin B-6 pyridoxine has been a controversial treatment for carpal-tunnel syndrome. Some clinicians maintain that it is ineffective American Family Physician, Dec.
However, supplementing with vitamin B6 and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce carpal tunnel inflammation and pain. Take regular breaks especially when your anti-inflammatory, hand, or fingers feel fatigued or achy. Anti-inflammatory for 15 minutes at a time with breaks in between. By Cheryl Welsh. A healthy lifestyle with exercise diet proper nutrition can help prevent CTS and relieve symptoms. Sprained ankle An introduction diet ankle sprains How to treat a sprained ankle Sprained knee Sprained carpal. Stress tunnel inflammation tunnel what’s the link Struggling with aches and pains? First try bending carpal wrist forwards and backwards, taking the finger tips down towards the ground then up towards the ceiling.
Carpal tunnel syndrome CTS is a rising concern as more people work on computers, which requires repetitive motion. In addition to office workers, people working assembly line jobs, janitors, painters and cashiers are often at risk for symptoms of carpal tunnel CT due to the repetitive nature of their work. Fortunately, symptoms and pain may be reduced or cured by changes in diet and adjustments to habits or work activities. CTS is typically caused by excessive fluid retention in the wrist, or by repetitive movements like writing, driving, sewing or keyboarding that compress the median nerve. The median nerve runs from the elbow region and through a narrow opening in the wrist, known as carpal tunnel. Any type of swelling or pressure can affect carpal bones or tendons in this region, which ultimately affects the use of wrists and some fingers. Because the median nerve and wrist tendons extend from the forearm to the hand, symptoms may appear anywhere in the elbow, forearm, hand or fingers. Most people with carpal tunnel experience pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in any of those areas. In many cases, patients have complaints with the middle or index fingers, thumbs or sometimes a portion of their ring finger.