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Monday, October 7, 2019

Tunnel Syndrome – Wrist Pain

Tunnel syndrome, which is accompanied by severe pain in the wrist, is one of the most common diseases of the 21st century.

This syndrome is associated with an inflammation of the wrist caused by repetitive movements (for example, when you type at a computer, play the piano, work in the garden, sew or engage in certain sports).

This syndrome is also known as “secretary’s illness”. He is very unpleasant and in the most neglected cases requires surgical operation.

In this article, we will tell you about the best home remedies and exercises that will help reduce unpleasant symptoms and avoid inflammation of the wrist.

Symptoms of tunnel syndrome

This occupational disease, as a rule, is more common in women, especially over 40 years of age.

A very good way to understand if you suffer from this syndrome is to put your elbows on the table, so that the elbow and shoulder form an angle of 90 degrees. After this, do various movements of the wrist for a minute.

If you have any of these symptoms, be sure to consult your doctor:

  • Tingling in the wrist or hand
  • Pain
  • Numbness (including at night)
  • Weakness (you can not hold or pick up things)
  • You can not unbend and flex your fingers (especially large, index and middle)
  • Feeling of heat in the fingers

Home Remedies Against Tunnel Syndrome

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, we advise you to limit the use of your computer and mobile phone, use special pads for your hands and try to change your work schedule.

In addition, do not forget to regularly take natural remedies that will help reduce the pain and numbness of the wrist:

1. Anti-inflammatory cocktail

You will need:

  • 1 slice of pineapple without peel
  • 1 small piece of ginger root
  • half a green or red apple without seeds

What you need to do:

  • Cut all the ingredients and grind in a blender until smooth.
  • Take this cocktail every morning on an empty stomach.
  • We also advise you to eat pineapple several times a week, because they have anti-inflammatory properties.

2. Fenugreek paste

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fenugreek (30 g)
  • some water

What you need to do:

  • Mix the chopped fenugreek with water and heat for 15 minutes. Thoroughly mix to homogeneity.
  • Wait until the paste has cooled slightly, and attach it to the patient’s wrist.

3. Cocktail of green apple and curly cabbage

You will need:

  • 2  green apples
  • 1 large leaf of curly cabbage

What you need to do:

  • Peel the apples from the peel and seeds and combine them in a blender along with the cabbage.
  • Beat up to homogeneity and drink.
  • Take this cocktail any time of the day.

4. Tavolga

You can take the infusion of the herb inwards or make compresses.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of flowering flowers (20 g)
  • 1 cup of hot water (250 ml)

What you need to do:

  • Heat the water, not bringing it to a boil, and add to it two tablespoons of flowers of the twig.
  • Leave to stand for a few minutes, strain and immediately drink.
  • You can sweeten the infusion with honey.

Another option – to make a compress of flowers and leaves of the twig, soaked in water or alcohol, and attach to the wrist.

5. Ginger

Ginger can be taken or made with compresses.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon ground or grated ginger (20 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

What you need to do:

  • Heat the water, and when it boils, add to it two teaspoons of ground or grated ginger.
  • Cover it, cool it a bit and drink it.
  • Drink up to two cups of water a day to enjoy the anti-inflammatory properties of the ginger root.

Mix ginger with water until a homogeneous paste is obtained and attach to the patient’s wrist. Wrap it with a cotton cloth, wait a few minutes and wash with warm water.

6. Cocktail of pineapple, orange and grapefruit

You will need:

  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • juice of one orange
  • juice of one grapefruit

What you need to do:

  • Peel the pineapple and whisk it along with the juice of orange and grapefruit. Cool before drinking.
  • Take it for three consecutive days.

7. Infusion of St. John’s wort

You will need:

  • 3 leaves of St. John’s wort
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

What you need to do:

  • Heat a cup of water along with 3 leaves of St. John’s wort, bring to a boil and leave the infusion for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cover.
  • Cool the infusion.
  • Take it every day. It perfectly relieves pain and tingling in the wrists.

Other effective remedies

  • Do cold or ice compresses to reduce pain and inflammation in the wrist. Do not use hot compresses and do not take a hot bath, because it can aggravate the situation.
  • Add to the usual dishes turmeric. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect due to the high content of the main active ingredient, curcumin.

If you add turmeric to potatoes, brown rice or chicken breast – foods that are rich in vitamin B6, you will enhance its effect in half.

  • Every day, in the morning and in the evening, take in a tablespoon of oil from flax seeds. Continue this treatment for two to four weeks to remove the swelling of the wrist.

Exercises and tips to help cope with tunnel syndrome and pain in the wrist

In very serious and painful cases, doctors recommend fixing the patient’s wrist bandage. It does not allow us to unconsciously move the brush in a dream. If it’s too hard for you to wiggle during the day, do not remove the bandage.

Let your wrists rest. Do not make repeated movements, do not pick up very heavy objects.

If possible, take short breaks at work so as not to overload your wrist.

Remember that the forearms should be at right angles to the computer, and the wrists should be parallel to the floor. Do not forget to keep your back straight .

When working with a mouse, do not lift your wrist: use a special mat. When you need to print, do it slowly and use an ergonomic keyboard.

Every evening when you return home, and every hour at work stretch your arms and wrists.

Make circular movements of the wrist clockwise and counter-clockwise. Another very effective exercise against tunnel syndrome is to stretch your arms and wrists towards the ceiling.

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