Today more and more people are becoming aware of the dangers of prescription and non prescription drugs.
It’s not just concerns about side effects, either. With costs rising, more people are concerned about treatment options that leave them little choice except a lifetime dependence of prescription medication.
With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s no different.
Believe it or not, if you have ever told your medical doctor that you are suffering from symptoms of carpal tunnel, he or she likely told you to try drugs to manage pain.
Or even expensive surgery.
Not much of a choice, right?
Yet, massage therapy can be a safe and effective way to relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome.
By choosing massage therapy as your first option for relief, you are actually addressing the root cause of your dysfunction. And that’s because carpal tunnel is an entrapment of the median nerve as it passes under the transverse carpal ligament into the wrist.
In plain english, it means that the SOURCE of the pain is your nerve being trapped by a ligament in your wrist.
So, instead of masking or reducing the pain, we seek to treat the CAUSE of the problem directly. Through a combination of deep tissue massage and stretching, I will be able to address the cause of your carpal tunnel in a way that drugs and surgery simply do not.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include:
- numbness in the thumb and first three fingers.
Certain people have a greater chance of having Carpal Tunnel effect them. Basically, if your profession involves repetitive use of your hands, you are more likely to get Carpal Tunnel.
The list of professions with a higher incidence of Carpal Tunnel include (but are not limited to):
- Computer programmers
What about You?
Are you feeling or experiencing any of these symptoms? Why not make your appointment today if you are suffering from any pain!
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