Do you wake up every day to carpal tunnel pain, tingling or numbness in your hands? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed (squeezed) where it passes through the wrist. Tingling is often worse at night or first thing in the morning and may be initiated by activities that involve gripping an object, for example a newspaper or a mobile phone.
Unless your carpal tunnel is of advanced stage, we have good news for you. You can relieve pain, swelling and inflammation with herbal treatment. At HillVital, we have a range of products to help treat carpal tunnel.
Non-surgical treatments often include steroid injections into the carpal tunnel or using splints especially at night. If your symptoms are severe or your treatment isn’t helping you, your specialist may advise you have a surgery.
Herbal treatment of carpal tunnel
At HillVital, we use herbs and natural extracts to relieve pain, swelling, inflammation, and tingling. We have combined the most potent herbs to bring you relief from your carpal tunnel syndrome and start healing processes and regeneration.
Salikort balsam from HillVital is designed for everyone who struggles with carpal tunnel syndrome at various stages of this painful condition.
A topical balsam, Salikort contains a mixture of 14 herbal extracts that form a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial formula to help relieve inflammation and swelling, to improve wrist mobility, and restore weak muscles.
Relieve pressure with Salikort Balsam
Applying Salikort balsam on the affected area will help you relieve the pressure off of the median nerve. Salikort helps relieve pain and eliminate degenerative processes. Unique substances absorb deeply into the skin and help reduce inflammation and swelling as well as support regeneration.
For complex tendon and muscle revitalization, grab our vitamin cure Vitago and support and regenerate your muscles, joints and tendons.
Vitamin pack CalMag + D3 can therapeutically provide internal support of muscles and tendons. These unique vitamin concentrates help revitalize and activate muscle and tendon activity.
Another great choice from HillVital products for carpal tunnel is Tea Go. This unique herbal blend therapeutically regenerates, relieves pain and accelerates healing.
What is carpal tunnel? (carpal canal)?
The Carpal Tunnel is the wrist channel/canal between the bones and wrist ligaments through which the central nerve (median nerve) passes. The median nerve is one of the most important nerves in the upper body. The nerve passes through a wrist canal that is made up of tiny bones, wrist ligaments and muscle tendons that bend the fingers.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most known and widespread canal syndrome. Statistically, women dominate the numbers when it comes to patients with this type of neuropathy.
Carpal tunnel syndrome has to do with long-term, one-sided overload of upper ligaments especially with repeated movements of fingers and palms.
- Compression of carpal tunnel
- Carpal tunnel ligament
- Median nerve
Carpal tunnel syndrome as an occupational disease
As an occupational disease, carpal tunnel most often appears with manual workers, workers that conduct repeated and strenuous tasks such as working with vibrating gadgets, working on the computer, in musicians and athletes especially tennis players, cyclists and such. Recently, however, young people and kids face the dangers of developing carpal tunnel as they spend a significant amount of time on their phones, game consoles, or tablets.
Main risk factors that lead to carpal tunnel
The majority of carpal tunnel cases come from a combination of various factors. We can draw a conclusion from various studies that women and elderly people are more prone to developing carpal tunnel. Among the main factors are:
Heredity - this factor can influence the anatomical form of a carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel passage can differ in size with various people thus can predetermine someone to develop it in the future.
Medical condition - diseases such as diabetes, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid issues all accompany or can be the cause of carpal tunnel.
Repeated overloading of the hand - repeated movements and activities of the hand and wrist during an extended time period can damage the wrist tendons and cause swelling which puts pressure on the median nerve.
Pregnancy and menopause - hormonal changes that these states bring can cause problems associated with carpal tunnel syndrome such as swelling, numbness in hand and such.
Unnatural hand and wrist position - activities that require excessive bending and develop pressure on the wrist can also push against the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms
The main carpal tunnel symptoms are:
- Decreased sensitivity, tingling, burning and pain - especially in the 4 fingers, thumb, index finger, middle finger and ring finger.
- Occasional feelings as if you hit something spread onto the four fingers.
- Pain and tingling pass from the wrist to the forearm and then continue to the shoulder.
- Weakness - motor skills are weakened, causing difficulty in performing finer movements and actions.
- Dropping things - the cause of this is hand weakness, stiffness, numbness and loss of proprioception (loss of consciousness of hand position in space).
- One should keep in mind that the sudden or gradual disappearance of pain in the late stages of carpal tunnel syndrome does not mean improvement in the condition, but is the result of the disappearance of sensitive nerve fibers.
In most cases, carpal tunnel symptoms appear gradually. It starts with tingling, numbness, pain and burning and ends with weakened motorics. Ever worsening condition leads to an increased occurrence of unpleasant symptoms that can be long lasting. Pain at night is pretty common as well. Bending the wrist at night can cause pain which then leads to insomnia.
Carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis
There are multiple techniques doctors use to diagnose carpal tunnel. In the beginning, the doctor asks the patient for a brief summary of his or her feelings. The doctor then can conduct various tests.
He or she will push against and knock on the area of the median nerve to find out whether such an act leads to numbness and tingling in the fingers. After this, the doctor will bend the wrist and hold it in that position to test for tingling and numbness. He or she will also check for any muscle weakness in the thumb area.
In many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle atrophy is visible and the thumb muscle is visibly smaller. However, modern science and technology have brought far more sophisticated methods of diagnosis. In the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is mainly electromyogram (EMG), ultrasound, x-ray (X-ray) and magnetic resonance (MRI). Your doctor will choose the way your wrist is displayed.
Carpal tunnel syndrome prevention
The main thing with carpal tunnel syndrome is prevention. Certain occupations and work activities force us to put excess pressure on the wrist. In this case, we recommend taking regular breaks during the work hours. Don’t forget about these preventions:
- Using ergonomic work processes and tools
- Regular work discontinuance for the purpose of a short rest
- Exercise - moving the hand, wrist and whole back
Your experience with carpal tunnel treatment
"I have been using the gel for carpal tunnel for three months and my problems have significantly gone down. It got to a point where I couldn’t move my right wrist, it hurt so bad. It’s a great product that I recommend to anyone having problems with carpal tunnel. I am also planning to order the cream for rheumatism."
"I bought your balsam for carpal tunnel which has been bothering me for a while now. I will most likely have to undergo a surgery but I wanted to give this a chance. I have been using it for 3 weeks, my hands don’t hurt as much and I can definitely tell the difference. I apply the balsam 3x a day and believe I can avoid surgery altogether. I will continue to purchase this balsam, thank you."
"I used to wake up to pain and numbness in hands and I couldn’t go back to sleep. My friend recommended this product to me so I tried it. After a week of using it, I felt great improvement and I stopped waking up to pain. The tea has a pleasant taste. I feel so much better."