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June 30, 2010


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Shoulder Pain Coach Rick

Great self-help exercises you got here! This should help sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Kathryn Merrow - The Pain Relief Coach

Thank you, Rick.

Everyone cannot do every type of movement depending on the restrictions they have but this one seems to do a very nice job of warming the upper shoulders and surrounding area.



Have. had four shoulder. surgeries it hurts and now. have carpal tunnel is there a connection can surgery end the pain?

Kathryn Merrow

Hi Mar, There may well be a connection. I don't know anything about the shoulder surgeries that you had but if, due to the pain or the surgery or the injury, you now hold your shoulder 'forward' that could be the cause of the carpal tunnel pain. There can also be other causes acting alone or together. Did you look at the 'causes' category here on the right?

My goal is to help people feel better without surgery. The best person to ask whether surgery would end the pain is the surgeon.

I would try everything in my power to correct the possible causes of wrist pain before submitting to surgery. Did you look at the exercise videos here and do any catch your eye?

I hope you will feel better soon.

The Pain Relief Coach

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