Friday, May 23, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Is It and What Can You Do?

Although many people believe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by strain in the muscles, it actually develops due to problems within the nerves. CTS is a form of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that develops when the tissues around the median nerve swell and create pressure. Most people report pain in their wrists as a symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There are several therapeutic options available for the treatment of CTS, including massage. Gentle, passive range of motions movements of the wrist and long strokes up the flexors of the forearm can help reduce the pressure put on the nerves by these surrounding tissues. Stretching these flexors by extending the fingers, hands, wrists and elbows will also relieve pressure. If you find that self massage is not relieving the discomfort you feel, please contact us to discuss our targeted treatment options. All treatments at Academy Massage are customized to the client to suit their needs and we would be happy to help you find relief!

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