Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has symptoms of tingling and numbness in the hands, fingers and wrists that is sometimes so painful that it is difficult to sleep. These are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. CTS is almost always a consequence of some sort of repetitive movement, that is, some sort of movement that you have repeated several hundred to several thousand times in a day.
Relieving CTS in the wrists and other areas is not as difficult as the pain would suggest. Individuals who experience CTS at its most extreme symptoms can not be easily persuaded to avoid the often-recommended surgical procedure. The surgical procedure itself is not necessarily dangerous. The problem with the surgery is that, should it not be successful, or should the condition relapse, and return to its full symptoms, this option is no longer as valid a solution. It is wiser to initially begin in a conservative care program.
Chiropractors, Massage therapists, and acupuncturists often offer successful treatment programs. There are also several herbs available on the market that offers a high level of success. Most importantly, there are a series of stretches and trigger point reductions that you should have made aware of. Reducing these trigger points and incorporating stretches, when used appropriately, will be exactly what you need to reduce your symptoms and to maintain a symptom free condition in spite of your daily activities.
Look for and learn the routines, and if you are unsure of what to do, approach one of the alternative practicers listed in the paragraph above, and ask questions to make sure that they are well trained to treat CTS before you make any appointments. Stretching routines and Trigger Point Reduction may be all you need to provide real, lasting relief.
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