Many years ago I was working long hours doing massage in a large resort. My hands became increasingly numb.
Yeah I was scared. Only a few years into a new career. Was that about to end? Then what would I do?
But first let me tell you. I’m 66 years old and my hands feel better than they did when I was a teenager.
After doing massage since 1991, I retired from massage practice the beginning of 2015 so I could help more people world-wide.
Do you think your problem will just go away? Think again. Or maybe you think you will wait until you need to have surgery. Bad idea. Why? I’ll talk about this later but surgery is risky and has a high failure rate. And even when successful, your carpal tunnel syndrome often comes back years later.
The common treatment is anti-inflammatory drugs. But knowledgeable doctors now know they not only are not effective, they actually block the body’s natural healing process.
They prescribe night splints. While most people find it helpful to relieve the numbness or pain at night – and it can be a very good idea for many people to use them – they aren’t actively helping you to get better.
You may think you’re getting better because you can sleep at night. But your problem is very likely getting worse.
Next is cortisone shots. This almost always a temporary fix. Relief may last a few months up to a few years. Cortisone is very powerful. The majority of doctor’s won’t give a cortisone shot more than once (some doctors up to three times) in the same place in a lifetime – because it… Read more…