How to relieve the pain
and get your hands back to normal !!

Do you have a tingling in the fingers? Is your hand numb? Do you feel a shooting pain running up your arm? Is there pain in the neck and shoulder?

These are the symptoms normally associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. And you may be surprised that 1 in 25 people suffer from this condition at some time in their lives.

Many have found a way to relieve the pain and discomfort without having to resort to surgery !  I can do the same for you.

Hi, I’m Marie VanHouten, author and editor of this website, the Carpal Tunnel Helpline.

Marie VanHouten

I know first hand what it’s like to suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I was fortunate and eventually found a treatment to relieve the pain and get my hands working again … without having to resort to surgery! I want to share my knowledge and experiences with you so that you too can find long term relief from the pain and discomfort of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I will help you:

  • Understand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and what can trigger off this painful condition;
  • Identify the things you need to do to stop the problem getting worse;
  • Help you find the treatment(s) that will give you long term relief.

Let us help you achieve the same long term relief from the pain and discomfort of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome …. the same relief that others have achieved – without resorting to surgery. 

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On this page……..

Some of our latest posts and most popular articles.
See our overview of treatments: the conventional approach;  professional treatments – therapists and other practitioners; alternative and natural therapies – see our comprehensive list below; or go straight to our treatments page.


Here are some of our latest posts and most popular articles….

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - conventional treatments don't work

Conventional Treatments don’t work!

Conventional treatments don’t work; so why do doctors tend to adopt the same traditional approach of – medication, steroid injections and surgery.

 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or something else?

Diagnosis is notoriously difficult. Many conditions mimic the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So, is it really Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - RSI - Guitarist

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a Repetitive Strain Injury?

What part does RSI play in the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and what you can do about it.

How can I avoid developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tips and hacks for stopping the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in its tracks.

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - RSI - violinist woman

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What triggers the onset of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Is your job putting you at risk? Discover the top 10 worst jobs for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and what you can do about it. 

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - RSI - Woman at desk holding wrist

Are you predisposed towards Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Do you have any of the underlying conditions that make you susceptible to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Helpline - finding the right treatment

Finding the right treatment

The conventional approach involves painkillers, steroid injections and surgery. Read our review of the many alternative, natural treatments.

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Exercise and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Discover simple hand exercises proven to ease the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

See our Comprehensive Review of
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The medical profession now recognises that there is a wide range of options for treating the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – beyond the conventional treatments that don’t really work. Surgery is no longer the only option – nor is it the best! See our comprehensive review of the treatments available for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: conventional treatments, those provided by healthcare professionals and, most importantly, the alternative, natural treatments that you can now administer yourself, at home.

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Carpal Tunnel Helpline - treatments - Low level laser

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