Repetitive motions of the hand and wrist can result in the problem of carpal tunnel. Performance of activities such as typing on a keyboard, driving, sewing, painting, writing or playing any musical instrument may lead to this problem. Numbness in the palm or hand, weak hand grip, difficulty in bending or rotating wrist are some common symptoms of this problem.
Further, it may result in swelling, tingling or pain in the hand or wrist. An individual suffering from this problem can use various natural cures to obtain relief. However, these natural remedies should be used under the supervision of a health consultant.
Natural Cures for Carpal Tunnel
Castor oil can be applied to a piece of cloth which can be wrapped (loosely) around the wrist area. A heating pad can be placed on the wrapped cloth for 40 to 60 minutes to reduce the pain. Castor oil can also be directly applied on the affected wrist before sleeping.
It is essential to take 10 to 20 grams of different vitamins every day to treat the problem. Consumption of food items rich in vitamin B6 can heal the damaged tissues within a short span of time. Intake of vitamin B12 rich food items is also recommended. Sources of vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 include nuts, meat, fish, beans, spinach and so on.
Use of hot and cold compress can provide relief from carpal tunnel. A clean cloth can be soaked in warm water and directly kept on the affected wrist to obtain relief. A few ice cubes can be wrapped in a small towel and placed on the affected area to reduce the swelling and pain resulting from this problem. Alternate use of hot and cold compress can also help in curing various symptoms associated with the problem.
Practicing mild exercises can also help in the treatment . An individual can rotate his/her wrists gently to reduce the pain. It is essential to close the hands while performing the rotation.
This exercise may also help in improving the blood circulation. It is advisable to perform this exercise multiple times in a day. Other exercises include thumb stretch, five finger stretch and finger thumb squeeze.
Oregano oil is another natural remedy for carpal tunnel. Oregano oil has anti-inflammatory properties. It functions as a powerful pain killer. Massaging the affected area with oregano oil on a regular basis can provide relief from various symptoms associated with carpal tunnel. The affected wrist can be massaged with a mixture of oregano and olive oil. A combination of oregano and carrier oil can also be directly applied on the affected wrist.
Use of aloe vera can help in improving the flexibility of the affected wrist. Intake of aloe vera juice (half cup) on a daily basis can provide the desired results. A combination of aloe vera and pear/carrot juice can also be consumed. Massaging the affected wrist with aloe vera gel on a frequent basis may also help in reducing the pain and stiffness.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.