Do you have carpal tunnel pain or numbness in your hands? Here's something you can do for yourself to help get better naturally.
In your day to day life, you use your hands for almost everything you do. It's easy to forget how important your hands are to you until you find yourself unable to perform even simple daily tasks because of pain or numbness.
That's why one of the most important things you can do for your hands is self-massage.
1. Massaging your hands and arms will help make your muscles happy. It can reduce
swelling that can cause symptoms in your hand and it has another beneficial effect:
2. When you do your own massage of hands and arms you are using muscles (in your hands and arms) that you have probably not been using. That is the second way that self-massage helps you get rid of symptoms--it gets you to use more of your muscles instead of just the same old-same old.
There really is no "magic bullet" that will give you instant and permanent relief. But something as simple as do-it-yourself massage can make a difference over time.
"Over time" is key; it took a while for you to get into pain, right? Well, it will take a little while to get back out of pain.
Here's one way to do self-massage of your hands.
Just let one rub the other or rub both at the same time. Rub your palms together, with or without lotion, several times a day. Rub and massage your upper arms and lower arms. Twist, pinch, press, rub, squeeze (those are all variations of massage.)
Be sure to work in a position that doesn't aggravate anything. If you cannot do this with your hands, try using your lower arms.
Massage is very important for healthy muscles and soft tissues. Massage gets the blood and lymph fluid flowing. It warms and softens your muscles and helps them to function better. It relieves tight muscles that may be causing your hand pain.
Go to the Massage Category here on the right hand side of this page for more articles about therapeutic massage for carpal tunnel pain.
If you have any questions about how to do this, please leave a comment below this article and let me know.
Self-massage can be a very important remedy to help you get rid of your carpal tunnel pain naturally.