Doctor Oz spoke about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dr. Oz explained what Carpal Tunnel is and what to do about it. So if you or someone you know has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or spends many hours doing repetitive movements (like typing on a computer), this is a must read!
The top signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include tingling in your fingers and pain when you push your fingers back towards your wrist. If you use a computer for more than 20 hours a week, the keyboard and computer mouse can cause your tunnel in your wrist to expand or contract, which applies pressure to your median nerve (the main nerve in your hand). This will often result in a shooting pain that travels down your nerve and makes your fingers tingle.
You chances of getting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome increase if you have any of these risk factors:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors:
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
5. Big Breasts
So how can we pro-actively prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Dr. Oz said that every 10 minutes we should relax and move our wrists: by doing a Carpal Tunnel Stretch, we can help prevent Carpal Tunnel from forming.
Carpal Tunnel Treatments & Home Remedies
1. Paraffin Bath
By using a Paraffin Bath, you seal the moisture into your hand and also the warmth gets trapped inside of your hand and wrist. Therefore, a Paraffin Bath will not only leave your hands super soft, but the warmth will also help to treat your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
2. Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace
By using a Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace, especially at night, you can keep your wrist in a comfortable and relaxed position, which helps to relieve your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
3. Carpal Tunnel Surgery
The last resort is to have Carpal Tunnel surgery, which involves cutting your wrist and going beneath your skin to cut your tunnel so that the nerves and tendons in your wrist can relax. Dr. Oz highly suggests trying the Carpal Tunnel Wrist Brace and the Paraffin Bath first though!