Before Developing Carpel Tunnel Syndrome many people have tendinitis in their forearms. There are many physical therapy exercises and stretches that one can do to help stop the progress of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is something that develops over a period of time. It is often due to a repetitive motion exercise or job that causes damage and swelling to the carpal canal. Physical therapy is often part of the treatment when this develops and often includes braces among other treatments. If you are experiencing pain in your arms a visit to the doctor is needed. Do not take the information in this article as treatment, direction from a physician is required.
Three key ingredients will help you to reduce the impact of repetitive motion on your body. Repetitive motion can include working at a cash register, keyboard or working with the same exercise equipment, and the list goes on.
The first key is hydration. Without properly hydrating your body your muscles and fascia can cause friction and therefore swelling. Fascia is the tissue that separates or muscles and is found between muscles and helps that move independently of one another. Proper hydration requires consistent intake of water throughout the day.
Secondly, stretching is required consistently throughout the day. If you work at a keyboard or cash register, you must stretch your fingers in the opposite direction from which they stay curled in the process of typing. Stretch regular every ten minutes or so, take a moment to relax your fingers.
Third is massage of your forearms, upper arms and shoulders. Massage on a daily basis is important to avoid long term injury to your body. Remember that everything is connected. Massage from the shoulders on down will help maintain blood flow all the way to your fingers. You can even give yourself some basic massage every day, even every hour. Remember it is worth it to take care of your body.