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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that typically manifests in the form of pain, numbness and tingling in the arm or hand. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it is likely that one of the main nerves in the hand, the median nerve, is compressed or squeezed as it runs through the wrist.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy is a wonderful treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. LLLT offers pain relief at home through a nifty hand-held device called the LaserTRX. This laser is designed to deliver a specific range of intensity to stimulate and enhance cell function and relieve pain quickly.
Cold laser for scoliosis pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia pain is now becoming a popular treatment modality as it can be administered for 15-20 minutes at a time and you will see noticeable results in 3-4 treatments. Below, we delve into how it can reduce your carpal tunnel pain significantly.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - The Early Signs
As mentioned before, CTS is caused by undue pressure on the median nerve. This nerve travels from the forearm to the hand through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. It is this median nerve that provides feeling to the thumb and fingers (excluding the little finger). Anything that irritates this nerve may lead to CTS. For instance, a wrist fracture could narrow the carpal tunnel passageway, as can Arthritic swelling and inflammation.
What does it feel like when you have carpal tunnel? There are certain tell-tale factors that point to a condition like this;
- burning, tingling or itching in your palm, thumb or fingers
- weakness in the hand rendering you unable to hold things
- a shock-like sensation when you move your fingers
- tingling that travels up the arm
What will happen if carpal tunnel syndrome is not treated? Early diagnosis and treatment are very important as, in most cases, carpal tunnel syndrome lasts at least 30 days and worsens with time. When in the early stages, a simple shake of the hand could provide some relief, however, this will not dispel the numbness.
The exact cause of this condition is hard to pin down, but some researchers attribute it to common tasks that cause swelling or a position change in the carpal tunnel;
- repetitive typing
- expansive PC/mouse operations
- sports like Tennis
- using a heavy hand power tool over a long period of time
- conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or hypothyroidism
Oftentimes, there is no single cause and CTS stems from a combination of the above factors.
Can Carpal Tunnel Be Cured With Lifestyle Changes?
Lifestyle changes such as using wrist splints, exercising or changing one’s environment could alleviate some of the symptoms of CTS, though there isn’t enough evidence to suggest that these methods (by themselves) provide long-term relief.
Many people opt for surgery falsely assuming this to be a cure-all tactic but your body does not always positively respond to surgery. Moreover, post-surgical medications could prove to be too harsh leading to other unfavourable side effects.
How can I relieve carpal tunnel pain? One of the safest and surest treatments for CTS is low-level laser therapy. This provides noticeable relief on a progressive basis, is completely non-invasive and non-surgical, and can be administered from the comfort of your own home in 15-minute sessions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cold Laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy has immense clinical evidence in treating mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. The low-level laser deeply penetrates the skin tissue to provide a holistic recovery.
LLLT comes with a plethora of benefits;
- induces biological stimulation
- promotes cell regeneration
- improves blood circulation
- diminishes inflammation
- relives pain
- regulates the immune system
The infrared laser beams have a much better penetration into the fat, muscle and skin tissue, and are thus, able to even treat deep tissue lesions. When using the device, you may choose different laser wavelength combinations so as to improve therapeutic efficacy and get you the best possible results.
Treat Your Carpal Tunnel Safely - At Home!
Without much effort, the LLLT LaserTRX device is able to effectively minimize your pain and help you regain mobility in your forearm, wrist and fingers.
LaserTRX is a light-weight hand-held device that combines 4 unique energies to give you the best therapeutic outcome. It also prevents the need for painkillers and other medications.