Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

What is a person who can do maths with his hands called? ‘Hand-sum’. Now, you wouldn’t want anything to happen to those hands would you? One of the many health conditions that you can contract is the carpal tunnel syndrome often referred to as CTS. When the median nerve that travels through the wrist is compressed at the carpal tunnel junction, it can cause numbness and pain in your hand and palms. This pain may stay limited to your palm or even extend up your arm all the way to your shoulder causing immense discomfort.

Worry not, we’re here to cover on a few ways to handle CTS with simple home-made remedies. Try these all Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A women suffer from CTS

Cold compress: Fight the cold with the cold. For instant relief from the pain and the numbness apply some ice packets on your hands. The ice will reduce the pain and also it will bring down the inflammation and swelling, but never apply it directly to your skin, always use a towel to keep the ice on.

Massage:  Massaging has always been the best way of relieving stress, even in the case of CTS. It helps in activating the pressure points in your hands and helps the blood flow through, in turn reducing the pressure.

Stretch:  You know how, every time you play football and you fall down, your coach just says walk it off. You stretch a little and you literally walk it off. Do the same for CTS, when the sudden pain surges through the veins, do some stretching that will help in regulating the flow of blood.

Vitamin B6:  In the pursuit of comfort, it is always a smart choice to turn to the basic vitamins, there are officially only 12 of them after all. When it comes to CTS, vitamin B6 is the best vital amine to go to. It plays a key role in neurotransmitter synthesis and amino acid metabolism. Some foods rich in vitamin B6 are pistachios, bran, tuna, salmon, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, oatmeal, raw garlic, wheat germ, and brown rice.

Apple cider vinegar:  An apple a day keeps the doctor away. That fact, with all its faults, still stand true. Even with CTS, the intake of apple cider vinegar reduces inflammation and pain which are the main two obstacles to overcome. Furthermore, it is rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, which are essential for strong muscles and bones.

Don’t sweat it, CTS might come CTS might go, but home-remedies will go on forever.