Do you often feel a numbness or tingling in your hands, especially at night, or when doing repetitive grasping with your hands? Perhaps you experience clumsiness in handling objects and sometimes you feel a pain that goes up the arm to as high as your shoulder. These may be the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The median nerve travels from the forearm into your hand through a "tunnel" in your wrist. The bottom and sides of this tunnel are formed by the wrist bones and the top of the tunnel is covered by a strong band of connective tissue called the carpal ligament. This tunnel also contains nine tendons that connect muscles and bones to bend your fingers and thumb. These tendons may enlarge and swell under some circumstances. When the swelling is sufficient, it may cause the median nerve to be pressed against the strong ligament. This sometimes results in numbness, tingling in the hand, clumsiness or pain, as described above.
An Alternative Permanent Solution
First, DRUGS DO NOT HEAL. The body heals itself. In most cases, drugs only mask the problem. In addition, some drugs have dangerous side effects. Drugs will never treat carpal tunnel syndrome successfully because the problem is not a deficiency of drugs in the body. Second, surgery is not a successful option either. When doctors do surgery, they are merely treating the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In most cases, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome returns within two to three years after surgical intervention. This is due to the fact that scar tissue takes the place of the cut in the carpal ligament, again putting pressure on the median nerve.
Why is there such a big mystery around Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Could the problem be as simple as the muscles in the forearm tightening up, thereby cutting off circulation to the median nerve and tendons, causing the tendons to swell?
I am here to say that this is exactly the cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Therefore, the drugs that doctors give patients will only alleviate the pain temporarily. Surgery will make the muscles tighten up even more.
By using a massage technique called the Muscle Release TechniqueSM, the therapist is able to work towards breaking down the scar tissue. The muscles are lengthened and circulation is increased. This, in turn, cuts down on the inflammation so permanent healing can take place.
90% of the clients I've seen who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, also suffer from Tendinitis. This Tendinitis is caused by overworked muscles in the forearm. The muscles lose their ability to relax. When there is a constant pulling on the attachment site of the muscle, Tendinitis is the result.
Again, no big mystery at all. When the muscles are lengthened and the Muscle Release TechniqueSM is done, muscle memory is restored and the muscles are able to regain their flexibility. As a result, the Tendinitis disappears.
Once a person learns how to do the Muscle Release TechniqueSM and can properly lengthen the affected muscles, the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome disappear.
I am very excited with the results of the Muscle Release TechniqueSM. I am eager to help more people learn how to avoid the pain and misery of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tendinitis.
Any trained massage therapist can teach a person the necessary techniques to rid themselves of these problems . They need only learn to give instruction in the Muscle Release TechniqueSM. In most cases, clients can be taught how to treat their Carpal Tunnel Syndrome problems in two hours (one on one basis).
I am also available to teach corporate employees how to treat and manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and I have a DVD available.