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Natural Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Pain

The joys of playing guitar, writing stories, or making renovations to your home can quickly become a pain in your wrists. If you work with your hands often, performing repetitive tasks you are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel occurs because of nerve compression and inflammation at the wrist caused by consistent and frequent use of the fingers. This condition will cause tingling and stiffness in the fingers, as well as numbness and weakness. Carpal tunnel is a painful sensation that greatly reduces the function of your hand and fingers. There are many ways to treat carpal tunnel and get back to work and your hobbies, these natural remedies for carpal tunnel are sure to alleviate the pain and you’ll regain use of your precious fingers:

Diet & Exercise

The importance of diet and exercise cannot be overstated. It is important to eat healthy foods and maintain an exercise routine to reduce fat and stress on the body. Exercise can be prevent developing carpal tunnel syndrome in the first place. Obesity leads to pressure on your joints and nerves, so by losing weight you can reduce your chances of developing carpal tunnel. Yoga is a great way to work on reducing stress and stretching to reduce symptoms. Stretching is great for opening up blood flow and reducing tension.

Carpal_TunnelA healthy diet is essential in treating the symptoms of carpal tunnel. There are many foods that have anti-inflammatory properties, which fight the tingling, numb, stiff sensations you’ll get. Pineapples, papaya and ginger contain enzymes that reduce pain, inflammation and swelling. There are also spices with that work just as well at reducing inflammation. Cumin, red pepper, and turmeric have powerful compounds that treat carpal tunnel in many ways.


Diet and Exercise are preventative methods to address carpal tunnel, but if you are dealing with symptoms currently, acupuncture could be the solution. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, how long you’ve had them and how often you you use the areas affected by the blockage. The technique uses pin-like needles to unblock energy by focusing on specific points. With the energy now free to flow, the pain will subside. This increases circulation and helps to balance the nerves, eliminating a factor in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.


The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated through a series of chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic treatment is as effective as traditional treatment methods for carpal tunnel. By applying external pressure the the area can be gently manipulated to alleviate the pressure on the nerves in the wrist. The symptoms can also be treated indirectly through manipulation of the spine to decompress the same nerves in the wrist. This flexibility of treatment allows a Chiropractor to address the symptoms through various techniques and adjustments.

For people whose occupation places them at greater risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome such as secretaries, cashiers, journalists and writers, musicians or construction workers this can be a great option. Chiropractic adjustments can be done prior to having the symptoms to reduce the likelihood of getting carpal tunnel. This method of treatment also reduces stress and improves health so you will see the benefits of the adjustments in other areas of your life as well.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is not a pleasant experience, but that doesn’t mean that treating it will be unpleasant. Preventing the development of carpal tunnel can be as easy as stretching your hands, typing less quickly and with less force. The natural techniques that alleviate the symptoms of carpal tunnel are changes that will improve your life drastically. You don’t have to sacrifice your health with medicine that will come with side-effects, you can make some simple adjustments that will yield great results. Introducing diet and exercise can prepare your body to deal with carpal tunnel before it even develops.

Acupuncture is very useful at unblocking the source of the pain, and increasing your energy circulation. Chiropractic adjustments are something you can do regularly to reduce all the stress on your body. This increases your energy and reduces aches and pains.

There are so many ways to target the source of your discomfort. Natural treatment methods are effective, stress-free and reliable. Relief is just a click away, schedule a consultation so that we can begin addressing your carpal tunnel symptoms today.