Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Using the Pain Relief Method to treat CTS in the Spa

Harvard University’s Medical School defines carpal tunnel as the small area located in the wrist where the median nerve and other structures pass through. This delicate space, supported by bones and ligaments, is narrow and prone to irritation from common, repetitive grasping and gripping actions like driving, typing, and writing. The constant strain of simple daily activities can squeeze or compress the carpal tunnel. This often leads to symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain as well as the diminished function of the wrist and fingers, specifically the middle, index fingers, and thumb.

Women are the population most at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), women are three times more likely to experience CTS. Other at-risk groups include people who have diabetes or other metabolic conditions as well as people who are obese or women who are pregnant. Finally, CTS is prevalent in certain occupations such as workers on an assembly line, musicians, bread bakers, massage therapists and estheticians, data entry personnel, and people who use their hands to perform a specific action repeatedly.

The standard approach varies depending on the severity of the condition. They include strategies such as wrist splints, ice therapy, stretches to more invasive treatments like surgery.

“The constant strain of simple daily activities can squeeze or compress the carpal tunnel.”

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