This video shows easy stretches and massage techniques you can use for relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain.

IT’S NOT JUST THE WRIST that can cause this.
Nerves are wired so that if there’s a problem, the brain places the issue or discomfort at the end of the nerve path. The issue can be ANYWHERE along the length of the nerve, but usually at a ‘pinch point’.
A pinch point can be at a joint, or where the nerve gets squeezed by a tendon or a muscle, or even the connective fascia if that is tight.
Most people focus on the wrist because that’s where they’re feeling the pain, and often it’s the correct area because of the amount of wear-and-tear and trauma in the hand extending along the tendons that pass through the wrist up to the muscles in the forearm.
There’s also a band of fascia encircling the wrist that can be the problem, it’s what keeps all those tendons and the one nerve passing through the Carpal Tunnel, in place. It can be a tight squeeze and working that circular band is just too painful.
A simpler method is to extend your arms and fold your hands and fingers, trying to bring your fingers to you. DON’T FORCE IT, that only slows down the release. Make it a ‘challenge’, enough force without overwhelming it, and, in about 45 seconds or more, your fingers will start to move closer. DON’T RUSH. What’s happening is that the 8 tendons are now pulling that circular band outwards, gently stretching it, making more room inside so that the one nerve is no longer squeezed. Do this for two minutes, more is fine, the effect will last longer. Repeat as needed.
If you’re still having pains then one or more of the pinch points higher up the arm is responsible. Working these too will make any ‘carpal tunnel’ pain less likely to kick in another time.
Pinch points are:

  1. Between the cervical (neck) vertebrae.
  2. Between the two front Scalene muscles.
  3. Under the Subclavius muscle at the shoulder end.
  4. Under the attachment of the Pectoralis Minor muscle.
  5. Under the attachment of the Pectoralis Major muscle.
  6. At the front of the elbow to the sides where the forearm muscles attach.
  7. At the wrist.
    Other sites are possible where connective tissue has tightened up.
    Simply, watch the video, and rub (massage) where I tell you, pushing towards the joint or attachment works better, is less painful. Be gentle, not a lot of force is needed here, better to work gently and take longer than power your way and make more problems.
    To maintain it, look up the Wall Angel Stretch, it relaxes all the tight muscles we use when flexing our upper body – arms and neck.


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Crystal Pavis

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