What is Carpal Tunnel?

Do you often feel a numbness or tingling in your hands, especially at night, or when doing repetitive grasping with your hands? Perhaps you experience clumsiness in handling objects and sometimes you feel a pain that goes up the arm to as high as your shoulder. These may be the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

The median nerve travels from the forearm into your hand through a “tunnel” in your wrist. The bottom and sides of this tunnel are formed by the wrist bones and the top of the tunnel is covered by a strong band of connective tissue called the carpal ligament. This tunnel also contains nine tendons that connect muscles and bones to bend your fingers and thumb. These tendons may enlarge and swell under some circumstances. When the swelling is sufficient, it may cause the median nerve to be pressed against the strong ligament. This sometimes results in numbness, tingling in the hand, clumsiness or pain, as described above.

An Alternative Permanent Solution

FIRST, DRUGS DO NOT HEAL. The body heals itself. In most cases, drugs only mask the problem. In addition, some drugs have dangerous side effects. Drugs will never treat carpal tunnel syndrome successfully because the problem is not a deficiency of drugs in the body. Second, surgery is not a successful option either. When doctors do surgery, they are merely treating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. In most cases, carpal tunnel syndrome returns within two to three years after surgical intervention. This is due to the fact that scar tissue takes the place of the cut in the carpal ligament, again putting pressure on the median nerve.

Why is there such a big mystery around carpal tunnel syndrome? Could the problem be as simple as the muscles in the forearm tightening up, thereby cutting off circulation to the median nerve and tendons, causing the tendons to swell?

I am here to say that this is exactly the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Therefore, the drugs that doctors give patients will only alleviate the pain temporarily. Surgery will make the muscles tighten up even more.


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