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The carpal tunnel is a tunnel in your wrist with tendons and nerves running through. Repetitive motions, using your hand for a lot of fine motor tasks, working on the computer and keeping your wrist in a certain position (sleeping) all can cause compression on this tunnel. This can cause numbness, pain and eventually weakness in a person’s hands.
Taking breaks from repetitive and fine motor tasks, as well as stretching can help relieve symptoms and reduce compression on the carpal tunnel.
Stretching should be performed 2-3 times per day. Stretches should be strong but comfortable and be held for 45 seconds, with 3 repetitions.
Studies show that treating carpal tunnel syndrome with surgery can be DOUBLE the cost and recovery time than treating it alone.
Perform these stretches and exercises 2-3 times daily to relieve and prevent symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Water helps your body keep its normal temperature, lubricate and cushion your joints, protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, and get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.
*Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - www.cdc.gov/nutrition - and U.S. National Library of Medicine & NIH
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