WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? IT’S NATURAL TREATMENT
Our muscles are made up of muscle fibers, connective tissue, lymphatic and blood vessels. Muscle is made up of 20% protein, 70% water/fluid, 1-8%fat, 1-2% glycogen . Muscles help in the body’s posture and movements like hold, grab, lift. The amount of protein and water decides the strength of muscle . Usually muscles with less fluid % and protein % get tired easily and get stiff and hard. Release of lactic acid can be the reason but that also depends on the same factors. Muscle tiredness or muscle wasting is the result of overuse of muscle and dryness of muscle. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one among the types of muscle fatigue, which usually is associated with pain and tiredness of muscle.
Carpal tunnel syndrome as the name suggests is related with carpal tunnel . Carpals and metacarpals are small angular bones present in the finger and wrist.
Carpal tunnel comprises nine tendons, median nerve, and flexor muscles FLEXORS(pollicis longus, digitorium superficialis, pollices digitorum profundus) which are surrounded by or pass through tendon sheath.The carpal tunnel syndrome is due to compression of median nerve, due to over usage or any external pressure injury etc.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS
- Numbness / tingling
- Weakness and fatigue
Usually tingling is felt in the thumb, middle finger and index finger. Due to compression of the median nerve. And in a few patients this tingling sensation passes from wrist up to arm. Weakness is felt in hand while holding some object. Patients might have very loose grip and they may drop the object as well.
- Fracture of wrist
- Injury to median nerve or irritation
- Arthritis or any inflammatory disease
The following factors can also be the causative factors
- Obesity (heavy load)
- Medications (use of anastrozole)
- Work related factors (professional hazards)
- Anatomy (people with small carpal tunnel usually are more prone)
- Sex (mostly females)
AYURVEDIC ASPECT AND TREATMENT ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA
According to ayurveda carpal tunnel syndrome which is due to irritation and compression of the median nerve. In ayurveda nerve transmission is related with work of vata dosha. Increased vata dosha causes numbness and tingling. Vata gets localized in the wrist area specially near the carpal tunnel hence as a result causes numbness. It can be related to VISHWACHI in ayurveda.
Due to Nidana Sevana ( वातज आहार-विहार )
Vata gets Aggravated (वात प्रकोप)
Relocalisation (स्थान संश्रय)
At wrist and surrounding tendons
(संधि , कंडरा)
Cause stiffness and movement restriction
(विश्वाचि) carpal tunnel syndrome
TREATMENT AND PRECAUTIONS
- Avoid extreme bending movements of the wrist.
- Herbal oil massaging
- Posture correction. Proper posture
- Use less force or lighten the grip
- Gap interval in between if you have long duration holding work
- Keep hands warm – cold environment have more pain related issues
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HERBAL REMEDIES FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda manufactures Ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. Planet’s medicine does not contain additives, chemicals or preservatives. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedies for Carpal tunnel syndrome they are as following :
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Rumogin 5 Capsules
- Yograj Guggul
- Ashwagandhaghan Vati
- Aamvatantak Churna
- Orthovita Oil
1. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN
This formulation is in capsule form, it is formulated by MD experts of planet ayurveda. It is a combination of shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (haridra). These drugs are good for muscle health and nerve related pains and strengthening. It can be prescribed for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with water after food.
2. RUMOGIN 5 CAPSULES
This is a multi herbal formulation formulated by MD experts at Planet Ayurveda. It is a combination of potent herbs like shallaki (Boswellia serrata ), maricha (Piper nigrum), haridra (Curcuma longa), sonth (zingiber officinale), pippali (Piper longum). These all drugs are good for muscle and nerve pain. And they have good results in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily after food with lukewarm water.
3. YOGRAJ GUGGUL
This is a classical formulation which is made by MD experts of planet ayurveda using ingredients like Guggul (Comiphora mukul) which is proven to be very effective in pain relieving and nerve strengthening and it is prescribed in vata disorders related to nerve pain and muscular pain.
Dosage – 1-2 tablets twice daily after food with water.
4. ASHWAGANDHAGHAN VATI
This is a tablet form medicine made by planet ayurveda MD experts and it is formulated with ashwagandha extract only. Ashwagandha have anti inflammatory properties and also acts on muscle strengthening and muscle related disorders like pain, swelling, muscle wasting etc. By strengthening muscle fibers and tendons it also helps in nerve pain . It can be prescribed in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dosage – 1-2 tablet twice a day with water after food
5. AAMVATANTAK CHURNA
It is a churna (powder) formulation prepared with traditional methods by MD experts at planet ayurveda. As the name only suggests it acts on amavata and according to ayurveda amavata is the cause for joint pain and nerve pain also. The dushit ama and vata combine together and get localized at sandhis and cause pain. This aamvatantak churna is combination of potent drugs like Ashwagandha (withania somnifera), methi(trigonella foenum graecum), haridra (curcuma longa), sonth(ginger), gorakhmundi/rice field weed (sphaeranthus indicus), suranjaan (colchicum autumnale). These all drugs have pain relieving and nerve strengthening properties. So it is prescribed in nerve pains and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dosage – 1 tsp twice daily after food with lukewarm water.
6. ORTHOVITA OIL
This is an oil made by MD experts of planet ayurveda. It is a combination/mixture of various potent herbs like Shul gajendra oil, prasarini oil, camphor, turpentine oil, saindhavadi taila and gandhapura oil. This oil is the best remedy for pains related to muscles and nerves and it should be applied to the site of pain and it helps in pain relieving.
Dosage – 5-10 ml external application twice a day with gentle hands in circular motion.
Most nerve related pains and muscular pains are due to overexertion and deficiency of required proteins and nutrients. In some cases external irritants may be the primary cause like trauma, continuous compression of the nerve related to that area. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be reversed slowly and gradually with both precautions and medications explained in this article. This article explains about introduction, symptoms, cause, treatment and herbal remedies. If a person prevents the causative factor then that person can get results more rapidly. And we should follow a more healthy, happy and herbal way of living.
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