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5 Natural Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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warrior II

3. Warrior II Pose

Any yoga posture that involves stretching the arms out to the sides can help with carpal tunnel, and Warrior II is a great place to start!

  • Stand up straight with your legs spread out further than hip-distance apart.
  • Turn your right foot out, so the toes are facing the wall to your right, and turn your left foot in ever so slightly.
  • Bend the right knee, bringing the thigh parallel to the floor.
  • Raise your arms, so that they are also parallel to the floor. Think about opening up your chest and pulling your shoulder blades together. You can keep your hands parallel to the floor or rotate your arms so that your hands face out, like in the photo above.
  • Turn your head to the right, and breathe. You can stay in this posture for as long as you like!
  • Repeat on the left side.

Next: Prayer Hands

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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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