Treating Carpal Tunnel with Myofascial Release

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition which is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. The symptoms can include tingling, pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and arm.

The causes of carpal tunnel can be repetitive hand motions, heredity, doing hand and wrist activities that involve extreme flexion or extension for a prolonged period, pregnancy (hormonal changes can cause swelling in this area), and other health conditions such as diabetes, thyroid imbalance, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Myofascial release is very effective in treating carpal syndrome because it loosens restrictions and breaks up adhesions around the flexor tendons.When the restrictions are removed inflammation and swelling are reduced and any fluid build up in the wrist joint can drain. Myofascial release is the preferred treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome because it effectively eliminates the pain, tingling and numbness without surgery.