Conventional Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - treatments - older woman wearing wrist splintThe conventional approach adopted by most physicians when confronted with the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome follows a very predictable path. A tingling in the fingers, numbness in the hand and pain in the wrist and arm immediately elicits the response:

It must be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

Treatment then tends to follow an all too familiar path: medication, splints, steroid injections and then, invariably, surgery. Indeed, most physicians openly acknowledge that the first few steps are largely irrelevant and that the only real long term solution (in their eyes) is surgery.

Yet this is wrong. Not only is surgery a far too drastic – and unnecssary – treatment, it ignores the latest medical research and the fact there is a wide range of other options now available for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Only in rare instances is surgery justified.

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - Treatments - Dr David WilliamsLeading figures in the healthcare profession, particularly those who recognise the benefits of natural healing, such as Dr David Williams, have long recognised that conventional treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome simply don’t work. They quote the many research studies that show quite clearly the poor outcomes associated with conventional treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. Natural therapies are a much better way to relieve the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr Williams is a leading authority on natural healing and is a medical researcher, biochemist, and chiropractor.

 

Capal Tunnel Helpline - Treatments - Hand - diagramThe problem is that the prescribed conventional treatments only deal with the most obvious symptoms of carpal tunnel – not the underlying conditions that trigger the pain and discomfort in the first place.

However, before we show you a better way of dealing with this painful and debilitating condition we will take you through the conventional approach. This involves the following:

 

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Logo symbol onlyStep 1 – Medication in the form of anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain, probably with an anti-inflammatory cream or gel to massage into the skin. Read more

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Logo symbol onlyStep 2Wrist splint or brace to be worn at night to give your wrist some rest; many people tend to sleep with their wrist curled. Read more

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Logo symbol onlyStep 3 – If the pain is severe you will then be given steroid (cortisone) injections. Read more

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Logo symbol onlyStep 4 –  All of the above may give temporary relief, so the next step is surgery. Read more