Stretches to help your hands from feeling worse

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CTS is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and the thumb side of the ring fingers. In English, the structures on the inside of your forearm from elbow to wrists become tight, especially at the wrist where the carpal tunnel is. This can happen when wrists are held in a flex positions for long periods of time i.e typing or bicep curls. You can do the Phalens Test (held for at least 30sec) to confirm your CTS, the symptoms would be like ones described. Here's how to stop it from getting worse:

What You'll Need

  • Practitioner
  • Stretches

What You'll Do

  • Practitioner - Myofascial Release (to inner forearm) to release tension in the area and stop compression of the carpal tunnel
  • Stretches - Stretch the inner forearms as regularly between typing/exercises that cause you to repeatedly flex the wrists

Tips & Warnings

  • These tips are given as an overview of conditions seen and treated regularly at clinic. If you feel you have one of the above aliments, please seek professional advise to see if the above mentioned treatments are suitable for your condition before you attempt any of the above.
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