Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

It is important to begin treating carpal tunnel syndrome as soon as symptoms first appear before the damage progresses. Carpal Rx delivers a Deep Tissue Myofascial Release Massage proven to get rid of carpal tunnel pain and numbness.

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What Surgeons Will Not Tell You About Carpal Tunnel Surgery:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the #1 reported medical problem, accounting for about 50% of all work-related injuries

ONLY 23% of all carpal tunnel syndrome patients returned to their previous professions following carpal tunnel surgery, according to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health.

Journal of hand surgeryCarpal tunnel surgery has about a 57% failure rate following patients from 1-day to 6-years. At least one of the following symptoms re-occurred during this time: Pain, Numbness, Tingling sensations. Source: Nancollas, et al, Journal of Hand Surgery.

Revision Surgery after Carpal Tunnel Release – Analysis of the pathology in 200 cases during a 2 year period -This retrospective investigation was undertaken to clarify the reasons for persisting or recurrent symptoms in 200 patients who underwent secondary exploration during a 26 month period. In 108 cases, the flexor retinaculum was found to have been released incompletely. In 12 patients, a nerve laceration had occurred during the primary intervention. In 46 patients, symptoms were due to the nerve being tethered in scar tissue. The re-exploration revealed circumferential fibrosis around and within the median nerve in 17 patients and a tumor in the carpal tunnel in four patients. In 13 patients, no specific reason was found for recurrence of symptoms. Source – The Journal of Hand Surgery: Volume 31, Issue 1, February 2006.

Long-term results of carpal tunnel Surgery (Carpal tunnel patients)…30% reported poor to fair strength and long-term scar discomfort, and 57% noted a return of some pre-operative symptoms, most commonly pain, beginning an average of 2 years after surgery. Source – The Journal of Hand Surgery: Volume 20, Issue 4.

The author of the book, Occupation and Disease: How Social Factors Affect the Conception of Work Related Disorders, says that a very large number of the 240,000 carpal tunnel operations performed in the U.S. each year are useless or worse. While doctors claim an 85-95 percent success rate for their surgeries, another expert in the field says that among the patients she has spoken to the rate of satisfaction was closer to one percent. Stephanie Barnes, director of the Association for Repetitive Motion Syndromes in Santa Rosa.

United Press, August 8, 1996: “Many patients are undergoing multiple carpal tunnel surgeries, which can cause complications ranging from excessive scar tissue overgrowth (re- compressing the nerve tunnel) to surgical injuries that leave the fingers totally devoid of sensation.”

When You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This Is What Is Happening:

The protective lining of tendons (called the tenosynovium) swells within the carpal tunnel. Medical research shows that this swelling is caused by a buildup of fluid (called synovial fluid) under the lining. Synovial fluid normally lubricates and protects the tendons.

The transverse ligament, the band of fibrous tissue that forms the roof over the median nerve, becomes thicker and broader.

The swollen tendons and thickened ligament press on the median nerve fibers, just as stepping on a hose slows the flow of water through it. This compression reduces blood flow and oxygen supply to the nerve, while slowing the transmission of nerve signals through the carpal tunnel. Some cases of CTS may be due to enlargement of the median nerve rather than compression by surrounding tissues.

The result of these processes is pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist, hand, and fingers. Only the little finger is unaffected by the median nerve.

If You Waste Time With Unproven Treatments Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome               Will Continue To Progress And Your Symptoms Will Get Worse!

DO NOT WASTE VALUABLE THERAPY TIME ON:

  • Braces and Pain Killers

These are for pain management; not treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Get Cured Fast DVD “Secret Exercises” Produced by Internet Marketers

There are no secret exercises or stretches and if they were a secret how did the internet marketers find out about them? Real therapy takes time; not 3 days to 2 weeks.

  • Herbal Remedies

The herbal products being marketed as treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis have only minimal anti-inflammatory properties (far weaker than Ibuprofen) and take weeks to work into your system. They cannot treat the underlying conditions causing your carpal tunnel symptoms.

  • Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic medicine is no more than quackery. Homeopathic remedies are 100% water; nothing more.

  • Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology Tape is more of a fashion statement than a medical treatment; fact is it is only tape. Just because some high profile athletes are wearing the colorful tape when they win many people come to believe that the tape enhanced performance and cured the athlete’s aches and pains. But people forget they also are wearing the tape when they lose. The claim that it can treat carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis (along with many other ailments) is nothing more than the clever marketing of pseudoscience.

Pseudoscience relies heavily on subjective validation: Joe Blow puts Jello on his head and his headache goes away. To pseudoscience, this means Jello cures headaches. To science this means nothing, since no experiment was done. Many things were going on when Joe Blow’s headache went away—the moon was full, a bird flew overhead, the window was open, Joe had on his red shirt, etc.—and his headache would have gone away eventually in any case, no matter what. A controlled experiment would put many people suffering from headaches in identical circumstances, except for the presence or absence of the remedy it is desired to test, and compare the results which would then have some chance of being meaningful.

  • Plastic Arm Rollers

They do not work

  • Copper gloves & bracelets

More pseudoscience.

  • Vibrating Massage Devices

Wrong type of massage; vibration aggravates carpal tunnel symptoms.

  • Vitamin B6

The clinical studies relating to vitamin B6 for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome have been hijacked and distorted by the natural supplement industry. Numerous clinical studies only report that Vitamin B6, taken over a 2 year period, showed it to have a minimal effect on carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not a miracle cure.

 

There is absolutely no scientific evidence that any of the above

will successfully treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

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