Carpal tunnel syndrome is the term used to refer to the pain that you feel that is triggered by pinched nerve with the pain worsening over time. There are many factors that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome such as the design of your wrist, hand use, and underlying health conditions that led to your nerves to become pinched. Fortunately, this condition can be corrected with diet and the right treatment. If you want to speed up the healing process, you can also try these home remedies.
One way for you to alleviate the pain from carpal tunnel syndrome is to take stretch breaks from time to time. This will help open the affected nerves that lead to your hand. If you are constantly working on a desk, you should do the “corner stretch” which can help soothe the nerves in the neck and shoulder area, eventually leading to the nerves on your wrists. To stretch, find an empty corner then position your palm and your forearm on each wall a bit higher than your shoulders. Your elbows should be at 90 degrees. Place one foot in front of the other then move your torso forward until there is a slight stretching in your chest area. Hold this for 10 seconds. You should do this every 45 minutes.
Cayenne has been found to provide relief from the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome because of the amount of capsaicin that it contains. Capsaicin has anti-inflammatory properties which work as a pain reliever. Apply a small amount of capsaicin ointment on the affected wrist and massage gently. You need to do this 2 to 3 times in a day. You can also add a bit of this spice to your meals too if you like to help reduce inflammation in your body.
Although there are conflicting reports on whether this remedy works, placing an ice pack on your wrist can actually help ease the pain from carpal tunnel syndrome. Place the ice pack on the affected area for about 20 minutes. If the area starts to redden remove the ice pack.
Tea drinkers know that chamomile tea is good for soothing their senses but did you know that it can also provide you with pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties? Chamomile contains plenty of anti-inflammatory agents that are bound to provide relief from the pain on your wrist. You should prepare a cup of organic chamomile combined with a teaspoon of raw honey, and ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and drink it once a day.
Another home remedy that you can use for your carpal tunnel syndrome is turmeric. The anti-inflammatory properties that are present in turmeric are almost the same as that of steroidal and even non-steroidal medications. You can add turmeric to your meals too if you like or take it in supplement form.