Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is the Carpal Tunnel?
The carpal tunnel is like a ditch lined with wrist bones. Across the top of that ditch is a hard strap called the transverse carpal tunnel ligament.
If the median nerve is compressed you will have numbness or other sensations in the palm side of the thumb, first two fingers. and half of the ring finger. (Never the little finger)
That numbness is the primary symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).However, there could be other causes.
If it is carpal tunnel syndrome and it caused by things you have done with your hands either through your occupation or hobby or other things you do in life…
What do doctors do?
What a lot of doctors do – and they call it a conservative method – is prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs.
While that decreases the swelling in the short term – in the long run it makes your problem worse. Because it interferes with your natural healing process.
Drugs have NEVER EVER cured carpal tunnel syndrome.
Why drugs are bad for carpal tunnel syndrome
Not even counting potential side effects
Your body has these cells that are called macrophages that can ooze in and out of just about anything in your body. They gobble up anything that doesn’t belong there: like dead cells, bacteria, even little pieces of metal. Then they transport them out of there.
But when you are taking drugs, the brain doesn’t get the message that there is a problem. It’s like having firemen in the firehouse never getting the message that there is a fire.
What else do doctors do?
Cortisone shots are a common “conservative method.” And it generally works for awhile. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. But it doesn’t last. The problem usually comes back.
Warning: Repeated cortisone shots can deteriorate muscles, it can deteriorate tendons, even bone. There is no way to reverse that.
Responsible doctors don’t give cortisone shots in the same place more than twice in a person’s lifetime.
The real solution is to loosen up those tight forearm muscles.
If you could take the pressure off yourself, you wouldn’t need the surgery.
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