What relieves carpal tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel is the compression of the major nerve in the hands and fingers where it passes over the carpal bones at the front of the wrist. Carpal tunnel must be treated as early as possible. Carpal tunnel can be caused by excessive repetition and results in tingling, fluid retention, numbing and burning.

Types of Carpal Tunnel Relief

Nonsurgical forms of carpal tunnel relief includes the use of a splint, a cold pack for swelling and anti-inflammatory drugs. There are also injections which prove more effective. These options only relieve pain for a short period of time, however.

Surgery is another option for carpal tunnel patients and the goal is to relieve pressure on the median nerve by cutting the ligament that’s pressing on it. Scar formation will form over this wound and while the tissue grows back it allows for more room than the nerve originally had, resulting in less pressure.

ART Treatment in Carpal Tunnel Relief

ART, or Active Release Technique, can also be used to relieve carpal tunnel symptoms. During the treatment, therapists will break up restrictive adhesions to reinstate normal tissue flexibility and movement. The therapist will apply pressure to the area and feel for scar tissue. If the therapist determines scar tissue is present, they can then apply further pressure to specifically treat the area and minimize pain.