6 Quick Tips to Treat Annoying Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hands on a computer keyboardEvery day we use our hands ­- especially at work! Can you imagine what it would be like if you could not? How would you eat? How would you work? It would become very constricting to not have your hands at your beck and call.

I work with so many people that are affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It can happen at any age and is triggered by repetitive daily activities.  For example typing, manufacturing, and carpentry are all examples of careers that have repetitive hand movements that can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

So how do you treat this painful ailment?

6 quick tips that seem to be on the help-me-now hit list are the following:

1.  Use a Splint: 

A splint keeps the wrists in a straight, immobile position to rest the joints that are inflamed. Typically this is something you should do for at least a month.

2.  Rest:

Yes, the old prescribed method. If it hurts, rest it! Just resting the wrists can do a world of good.

3.  Anti-inflammatories:

Your physician can prescribe anti-inflammatories, or you can use over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen. This helps with pain and swelling to calm the nerve and let you relax.

4.  Physical Therapy:

If none of the above are working, your doctor can prescribe PT or OT to help you get the joint working properly again.
 
5.  Cortisone Injections:

Again, this is a quick relief to reduce swelling and pain, but not always the best long term solution.

6.  Laser:

For continual non-invasive relief, LaserTouchOne is a device that eliminates pain, and it is easy to use and carry with you.

For example, earlier this week a woman who had developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from a repetitive task at work came in with both of her wrists twisted in pain. We casually introduced her to the LaserTouchOne, and she allowed us to give her a demonstration in the store. After her quick 2-minute treatment in just one wrist, she felt the relief and did not want to leave the store without a LaserTouchOne!

 

Stop by New Visions in Coldwater to have a free demonstration today. You will be amazed how simple and pain free you can be in minutes. We are offering 10% off LaserTouchOne for the month of April!

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