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5 Natural Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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carpal tunnel wrist stretch

1. Wrist Stretches

A good wrist stretch can help open up the compressed area and relieve some of that carpal tunnel discomfort. This stretch has helped me quite a bit. Here’s what you do:

  • Sitting or standing up straight, raise your arms so that they are straight out in front of you, parallel to the floor. Make fists with both hands.
  • Inhale, and when you exhale, bend your wrists, so that your fists are now pointing toward the floor. You should feel a light stretch in your forearms and your wrists. Hold for a slow count of 7.
  • On your next exhale, bring your hands back to neutral, and open your fists, spreading your fingers wide. Flex your wrists, so that you’re making a stop motion with both hands, pulling your fingers back as much as you can. You’ll feel a stretch on the underside of your wrists. Hold for another slow count of 7.
  • Repeat the steps above 10 times.

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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


2:25PM PST on Dec 26, 2013


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.

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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