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Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A Real Pain in Your Wrist No More


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  • A malady that used to be confined to typists now runs rampant thanks in no small part to the rise of the computer. Great exercises for all!
  • Excellent article. Good information.
  • I'm experiencing carpal tunnel pain right now. The pain woke me up in the middle of the night last night. I put my brace on. It's helping, but still rather uncomfortable.
  • The best exercise for carpal tunnel is to use a can like a tomato paste can, it is more uniform in size and shape. This is what my surgeon had me to use after my hands healed for PT. As well as the Physical Therapist, she was a speaker and teacher for many hospitals across the nation for Carpal Tunnel Therapy. I only remember her first name is Rosalind and her assistant was Jackie in Vero Beach, Fla.
    If Carpal Tunnel isn't diagnosed in time your muscle can collapse. It is always wise to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you have this condition.
  • I had my carpal tunnels released, 11 months apart. Not the most pleasant of procedures, yet nothing to fear if you reach the point of needing this. I love being proactive and doing the least evasive treatment for as long as it brings relief. The exercises given are wonderful and preventative...I have done them pre and post release. Regrettably there are just times when overuse (hello cutting through too many layers of construction paper over 25 collective years of teaching) takes its toll. It is nice to finally be able to hold the steering wheel and not having my hands instantly fall asleep. Listen to your body and respect what it is telling you, it is far better to have options!
  • Great article! A friend just had carpal tunnel surgery. Definitely not fun.

    Those quirky curved keyboards really do help!
  • Great article. I have recently been diagnosed with carpal tunnel in both hands. It started in my right thumb. The pain is sometimes excruciating. I have problems grasping cups, even my water bottle is painful if I lift it wrong. You just don't know how much you use your thumb until you can't use it! Although I was a typist for over 20 years, I don't have trouble typing. I also don't have the numbness and tingling. I just have pain when I lift things, use scissors, write by hand or use my hands wrong. To top it off I also have trigger thumb. It comes and goes. I wear a brace on both hands which helps a lot.

    Although I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel I will be asking about DeQuervian's syndrome.

    Again, Great Article with lots of informative information. :D

    I've been doing some of these exercises and they do help. useful info here. thanks!
  • KYLE2147
    I found a cold compression wrap would take the pain away really quickly. It's inflammation in the wrist that puts pressure on the nerves passing through the carpal tunnel and causes the pain. Rest and stretches too, to stimulate blood flow is needed to heal the injury that is causing the inflammation. My job requires a lot of typing, I didn't have time to rest and wait so I also got a blood flow stimulator to speed things up. Both from the site below.
  • I worked full time for 15 years transcribing. I was advised to wear wrist braces from the start before any problems which was probably the best piece of advice I ever had. I switched to an ergonomic keyboard (you're right, it's worth it). My desk and chair were proper height for good posture. I took 5-minute break every hour (set a timer to remind me at first) for stretches. I'm happy to say I did not develop CTS.

    A musician friend who plays guitar had painful CTS symptoms. Time off from playing to reduce the stress on her wrists and taking vitamin B6 100 mg 2-3 times a day worked for her (more than 300 mg daily can cause nerve damage in some people). After several months she was able to play and perform again.
  • These are the exercises I was doing when I was still in school. Please see video link below. I stopped doing these when I started working and then Carpal Tunnel Syndrome hit me. Now I am doing them again and thankfully it helps relieves tension.
  • Great article. Thanks
  • Thanks for sharing.
  • TREVOR022
    Just had to comment on your blog post. Have been looking for people who are going through the similar pain that I have been with my carpal tunnel syndrome. I have tried a combination of Tumeric and Bromelain that seems to help a bit. I have been using a AWESOME brace I got from this link:
    Hopefully some of my suggestions will help a bit!
    Good luck!

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