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5 Natural Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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5. Ice It

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by swelling, and ice helps reduce swelling naturally. Set aside some time each day to ice your wrist and hand for about 10 minutes. You can use a bag of frozen veggies. If it’s too cold to put directly on your skin, wrap it in a dish towel.

Some doctors also suggest alternating between ice and heat. To do this, you’ll get two buckets. Fill one with hot water and the other with ice water. Plunge your hand into the hot water for about 30 seconds, then move it to the ice water. Rotate back and forth 10-15 times.

Do you struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome? What natural remedies have helped bring you some relief?

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6:13PM PDT on May 24, 2014

Thx. I had a hand broken n have weird feelings in my hand n carpal tunnel

2:01PM PDT on Mar 18, 2014

Thx

2:25PM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks.

6:41AM PST on Nov 11, 2013

Wow! Simple and pretty effective exercises. :) Thank you!

12:38AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

It is a neurologist, orthopedist or physical therapist who can tell which exact exercises are appropriate for whom. Typing in a more relaxed way can help. Carpal tunnel syndrome does not always occur as a result of wrist overuse but also due to anatomical abnormalities in the wrist, edema in hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy in diabetes, etc.
http://www.hxbenefit.com/causes-of-numbness-and-tingling-paresthesia-in-fingertips.html#carpal-tunnel-syndrome-cts

10:30PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

thank u...

5:11PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Hmmm, was hoping for more than 'stretch your hands' x4, plus 'put ice on it', but thank you anyway!

5:56AM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

Thanks, very useful.

3:06PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Thanks for the ideas :)

5:48AM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Thank you :)

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