Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Herbs


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by the compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The “source” of median nerve compression can be soft tissue swelling, such as tendonitis, bursitis, synovitis, capsulitis, etc. Last month, we discussed nutritional supplementation for CTS in general. This month, the focus is on specific herbs that can help this potentially disabling condition.


It is appropriate to COMBINE these natural herbal approaches with other treatments that are known to work well in the treatment of CTS. Chiropractic can provide: 1. manipulation and mobilization of the neck, shoulder, elbow forearm, wrist, hand, and fingers; 2. cock-up splints to be worn at night and at times during the day such as driving; 3. physical therapy modalities such as electric stim, ultrasound, light or laser therapy, magnetic field; 4. work station and other ergonomic modification recommendations; 5. exercise training, and more.

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