In treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Louisiana, it is important to understand that it is cyclical in nature and once it begins, the pressure impacting the nerve also restricts blood circulation and blocks your body’s natural healing process.
There are some things you can do at home on your own to alleviate the discomfort and get relief for an extended period of time.
It is important to keep in mind that Carpal Tunnel in Louisiana comes back for over 85% of people, even after a successful Carpal Tunnel Surgery. For a chronic syndrome that comes back, it is important to manage the condition naturally if possible. Repeat surgical procedures for Carpal Tunnel are a poor option.
Here is a prioritized list of treatment options to put Carpal Tunnel in remission for years.
Perform alternating ice and heat therapy. Get two pitchers of water. Fill one with ice and water to a temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the other pitcher with warm to hot water, as warm as you can tolerate without being burned. Put your hand in the warm water first for 2 minutes and then in the cold water for 2 minutes. Alternate back and forth between the two for 15 to 20 minutes.
Reduce the inflammation response of your body. You can take oral anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen for immediate help, but this alone will not cure CTS. Also, you can take a more natural approach to managing inflammation with ginger capsules, curcumin capsules and apple cider vinegar with warm water and Agave or Honey. In the long run the more natural method is much preferred due to the heavy side effects associated with long-term exposure to anti-inflammatory medication.
Do daytime hand and finger stretching when you can fit it into your schedule. Most people are too busy to even do a regular exercise program let alone adding a lot of daytime hand stretching to their required routine. While daytime stretching is healthy, it is difficult to do enough to have the impact needed to put Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in complete remission. Also, some hand exercises and stretching are bad for Carpal Tunnel in Louisiana. It is important to have guidance from a trusted source on what you do. You can also do too much daytime stretching and it can aggravate CTS.
Employ proven ergonomic principles in your workstation. You can research sound ergonomics for computer work or for your specific profession.
Eat a diet that minimizes inflammation. Long-term, a diet that minimizes inflammation is not only good for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but also a host of other inflammation driven autoimmune disorders. Many people adhere to a diet that stimulates inflammation response that is heavy in meat, processed food, processed flour, refined sugars, etc. Patients can accrue significant long-term benefits from altering their diet to minimize the effects of a diet high in inflammatory foods. (Click here for a list of the 30 best anti-inflammatory foods.)
If you feel that you may be experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome in Louisiana, call our office today to schedule a consultation and let’s put your mind at ease and get you relief from pain.