Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly recognized of all the repetitive strain injuries (RSI). It seems that everywhere you go, you find someone wearing a wrist brace: grocery store clerks, computer users, meat processors, laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, hair dressers, house painters, carpenters. It’s everywhere!
So, what do computer users, meat processors, house painters and the others all have in common? They all use the same part of their
in performing their daily activities. Muscles called the flexor muscles are located on the inside of the forearm (palm side) and are implicated in almost all cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Many people think that if they have pain in their hands, it is automatically Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But this is not so. Many other conditions effecting the hands might also be the cause of your
. Compare the symptoms you feel with those listed for CTS. If they don’t match, then read about the other repetitive strain injuries covered on this site to find a better match for your condition.
"After trying a great number of alternative therapies for RSI, Sharon Butler's stretching program was by far the most helpful to me. Within a few weeks my typing capacity was expanded three-fold, with much less pain. Over time I have reached a point where I feel well most of the time and don't even think about RSI much. Her theory that RSI originates in adhesions of the fascia has corresponded well with my own personal experience."
- Scott W., Electrical Engineer, Ann Arbor, MI
In order to have the best possible recovery, it is also important to learn all the best
self care tips
that make recovery easier. Once you have made the changes to how you use your body, strain will be reduced, making way for more immediate results that are longer lasting.
If you are interested in getting the best and most up to date advice for overcoming your symptoms, you might want to follow my highly effective, low-cost, and customized program:
The Ultimate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Self Care Toolkit
It will provide you with the best and most effective techniques for eliminating your painful symptoms in as short a time as possible.
To learn more about CTS, select one of the following links:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Symptoms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Anatomy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Self Care Tips
To read about other repetitive strain injuries, return to the
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