Treatments provided by healthcare practitioners (physicians, therapists etc.) who have specialist training in one or more healthcare disciplines listed below: eg acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, etc…
The conventional treatments administered by doctors and other health professionals to provide relief from the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include: medication (oral analgesics), topical analgesics (creams, gels etc), steroid injections and of course surgery.
A wide variety of treatments:
You may be forgiven for thinking that these are the only options open for treating the symptoms associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Certainly the conventional approach seems to concentrate on these treatments and ignore other (alternative) treatments. This is unfortunate because there is a wide range of other treatment options now available.
Some of these remedies and treatments have long traditions and are well established such as acupuncture and yoga. Others take advantage of recent developments in medical research: eg deep penetrating light (developed by NASA for astronauts) and electrotherapy devices such as EMS and TENS.
See our review of the natural and alternative treatments that can
relieve the wrist pain and get your hands back to normal.
Acupuncture: a traditional Chinese therapy using extremely fine needles to relieve pain.
Acupressure: same pressure points but no needles.
Chiropractic Treatment: improving the mobility of joints and getting the body into balance.
Myofascial Massage: deep tissue massage to remove adhesions and internal scar tissue.
Trigger Point Therapy: removing muscle knots and trigger points.
Hand Exercises: simple hand exercises with a physiotherapist to ease pain and regain mobility.
Infrared Treatment: harnessing infrared light to heal the body’s cellular structure.
Deep Penetrating Light: LED light therapy initially developed by NASA to aid the healing process.
Low Level Laser: using the photonic healing of cold lasers to heal soft tissue.
TENS, EMS, PENS: TENS units help relieve pain; EMS encourages healing. Combination units are available.
Ultrasound: high and low energy sound waves to relax muscle tissue.
Electrotherapy: electrical stimulation to relieve nerve pain.
Herbal Medicine: natural remedies, essential oils, herbal medicines.
Homeopathy: a natural and safe way to deal with carpal tunnel symptoms.
Yoga: yoga exercises specifically for carpal tunnel syndrome.