Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are several treatments you can use for carpal tunnel syndrome. Whichever methods you choose, your goal should be to release the pressure from the median nerve and to reduce the amount of scar tissue in your wrist and carpal tunnel. By releasing the pressure on the median nerve, carpal tunnel symptoms are alleviated. By reducing the amount of scar tissue in and around the carpal tunnel, you will minimize the chance of pain, loss of motion, atrophy, and loss of grip strength and hand control.
By treating your carpal tunnel properly and with dedication, you can get your wrist back to normal. Fortunately, there are home therapies that can help treat your flexor tendons and reduce swelling and inflammation fast so you can get back to a life without pain and risk of further injury.
Freezie Wrap® Cold Compression Therapy
Doctors recommend using cold compression to reduce pain and swelling naturally, without medication.
The Wrist Freezie Wrap® allows you to treat the swelling in your wrist in an effective and convenient way. The wrap is versatile with Velcro attachments so you can wrap it around your hand, wrist or forearm where you need it. It's adjustable which allows you to control the compression to your comfort level.
Designed with ColdCure Technology®, the gel packs are chilled in the fridge not the freezer. This eliminates the risk of cryoburn, or 'cold burns', on your skin that can be cause by ice and strandard freezer gel packs. You can also wear the Freezie Wrap® for longer treatments so you can enjoy even more relief from your wrist pain!
Cold Compression Therapy works by interrupting and slowing nerve and cell function in the injured area and reducing swelling. This is important for 2 reasons. First, swelling blocks blood vessels and once they are blocked or damaged, they can no longer carry oxygenated blood to the tendon and tissue cells begin to break-down. Without cold compression therapy cellular break-down and tissue damage continues as the cells do not get the oxygen they need to survive. By limiting the amount of damage done to your tendon, you also limit the amount of healing that needs to occur.
Second, by reducing swelling in the carpal tunnel you are able to relieve pressure on the nerve and reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The deep cooling effect provided by the Wrist Freezie Wrap® gives you the fast, effective relief your sore wrist has been looking for!
Ultrasound Therapy increases tissue elasticity while promoting the flow of blood (filled with vital oxygen and nutrients) to your swollen tendons. This cleans the injured area by getting rid of damaged tissue and reducing the inflammation of the tendon and sheath while opening up the blood vessels to begin healing the tendon fibers.
During the healing process, scar tissue builds on the tendon which can attach it to the shealth it glides through, limiting the flexibility and movement of the tendon. Fortunately, you can treat your tendon with therapeutic ultrasound to soften scar tissue and improve the gliding motion and flexibility of your tendon.
Not only does ultrasound aid in the duration of healing, but it helps to prevent long term complications. Chronic pain, lack of mobility, or tendinosis are some of the more common long term complications that can occur when carpal tunnel syndrome goes untreated. By treating your tendons with ultrasound, scar tissue becomes softer and the tissue becomes stronger reducing the risk of chronic problems in the future.
MendMeShop® Ultrasound Therapy Unit with phonophoresis is safe, convenient, and easy. It is based on a form of deep tissue therapy, which is generated through high frequency sound waves (that we can not hear). These waves send vibrations into your wrist and slightly increase the temperature of your soft tissue cells. The waves are delivered through a hand held transducer and conductive gel that are used together in a slow, circular motion on your skin over the injured area.
Ultrasound can also be used to administer therapeutic medicines into the body. This is a process known as phonophoresis. Ultrasound with phonophoresis is rapidly becoming more popular than ultrasound therapy alone.
Using MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel during your treatments gives you 2 therapies in 1. You get the benefit of the regenerating sound waves from the ultrasound device itself AND the added bonus of the therapeutic ingredients inside the gel being delivered into the tendon fibers where it is most effective. 1 FREE bottle of MendMeShop® Lavender Infusion Ultrasound Gel comes with every MendMeShop® Ultrasound Therapy Unit and it contains the therapeutic essential oils of natural Bulgarian lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and menthol.
Once the swelling and inflammation has been reduced, nourishing and strengthening the tissue in your wrist and hand is recommended. Using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ will speed your recovery and heal your wrist more completely preparing it for normal use again. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist to find out which strengthening exercises are appropriate for your situation.
Inferno Wrap® Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™
After the inflammation and swelling is gone, it is time to begin treating your wrist with Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy™ (BFST®). BFST® increases the amount of blood that flows naturally to your wrist to nourish your tendons and ligaments to speed healing.
Tendons receive a limited blood supply by nature and this significantly reduces the ability to heal.
By treating your tendon with BFST® you can increase your body's blood supply to the wrist and increase your body's natural healing power. In addition, the fresh blood flow whisks away dead cells and toxins that have built up from the injury leaving the area clean and able to heal faster. Our Wrist Inferno Wrap® provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief and healing with no side effects.
With these 3 easy therapies you will notice reduced pain and an incredible improvement in the health and flexibility in your wrist. The more diligent you are with your treatment and rehabilitation, the faster you will see successful results!
Please be aware that this information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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