Overcoming symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome requires multiple actions. First, and most important is to reduce or eliminate the constant sources of strain affecting the median nerve along its entire pathway. The most common source of strain is from adhesions in the fascia that covers and permeates through the muscles in the shoulders, armpits, arms and hands. This includes stretching:
Fully releasing all the tightness, restriction and adhesions in all these areas will significantly increase your chances of a successful and full recovery.
The Role Posture Plays In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Working with good
posture is essential. Proper posture places the least amount of strain on all the soft tissues of the body. Evaluate your posture and make corrections when you notice slouching, reaching forward, a forward head, or any of the other markers for improper posture. If you are unable to recognize these tendencies in your own body, then a physical therapist or a therapist experienced in Structural Integration (Hellerwork, Rolfing, etc. See the “Links” section.) or the Alexander Technique can be especially helpful.
Hydration and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tissues that are properly hydrated can help reduce the irritation that affects tissues injured by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Simply drinking enough water can go a long way to correcting this chronic source of unnecessary strain.
What Role Do Your Unconscious Habits Play in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Unconscious habits that create added strain to the body must be recognized and eliminated if at all possible. Some of the most common offenders include:
If a person suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome only addresses the symptoms and their causes at the wrist, they stand a great chance of missing the true source of their problems. If you address the tissue related to the entire pathway of the median nerve, and you correct as many of the other sources of stress to the tissues as you possibly can, you will enjoy the greatest degree of symptom relief possible.
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