Carpal tunnel syndrome is a leading cause of wrist pain and can interfere with your normal daily activities. At Natural Wonders Healthcare in La Puente, California, Atil Narayan, LAc, offers multiple natural healing modalities that can treat carpal tunnel syndrome and restore pain-free wrist function. If you’re searching for a solution that doesn’t require surgical intervention or pain medication, schedule a visit with Dr. Narayan today. You can try the easy online scheduling feature, or just call and speak with a member of the office staff.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common wrist condition that occurs due to nerve compression. Your wrist contains a slim passageway created by very small bones and a strong ligament. This is your carpal tunnel, and it serves to protect your median nerve, which extends down your arm and into your hand.
If anything places pressure on your median nerve, symptoms will follow. In addition to generalized wrist pain, you might experience a combination of the following:
These symptoms often begin gradually and worsen over time. It’s not uncommon to notice symptoms at night or when you hold your hands at certain angles, like when using the phone or driving.
Anyone can develop carpal tunnel syndrome, but certain factors can increase your risk level, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common among men and women who spend long hours typing on a keyboard or working in a setting that requires repetitive hand and wrist motions.
You have choices when it comes to treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Narayan can evaluate your symptoms and guide you toward the option that’s best for your specific set of needs.
Many men and women find relief through traditional acupuncture, which uses sterile treatment needles to stimulate the nerves and muscles in your wrist to improve symptoms. Electroacupuncture can also be beneficial and incorporates gentle electrical current into the acupuncture process.
Acupressure is another option that can offer pain relief. Dr. Narayan places precisely controlled pressure on certain acupressure points along your arm and wrist to increase circulation and reduce inflammation.
Herbal remedies offer powerful treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, but it’s important to work with a skilled, experienced herbalist to achieve optimal results and avoid negative interactions with other supplements or medications you may be taking.
Some of the homeopathic remedies that can assist in treating carpal tunnel syndrome include:
Some remedies are best taken orally, while others are administered via a cream or salve. To learn more, book a visit to Natural Wonders Healthcare today, either online or by phone.