Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Enzyme supplements such as bromelain or combination enzyme products (e.g. Wobenzym) may help to reduce tissue swelling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. The main source of bromelain is pine apple.
  • Vegetables rich in folic acid as these types of vegetables will help build muscles and reduce swelling in the tissues.
  • Fresh fruits in the diet are also essential for a patient with carpal tunnel syndrome. These fruits will provide the essential minerals and vitamins for the growth of muscles. Potassium is available in bananas.
Foods to be avoided
  • Minimum salt intake in their diet when suffering from this syndrome because salt causes the retention of water in the tissues which makes them swells. 
  • Fatty And oily foods. These foods will cause the tissues to swell in a similar way to that of salt.

Yoga and Exercise

  • Stand up straight and extend both arms straight out in front of you 
  • Extend your wrists and fingers acutely as if they were giving a "stop" signal. Hold this position for 5 seconds 
  • Now straighten your wrists while relaxing your fingers
  •  Keeping your wrists straight, make a fist and squeeze it tightly. Hold for 5 seconds
  •  Keeping your fists clenched, bend your wrists down. Hold this position for 5 seconds
  •  Straighten both wrists and relax your fingers again
  •  Repeat this series 5-10 times, then relax your arms by your sides

  • Mountain pose (Tadasna)
  • Anjali Mudra or prayer position or Namaskarasana
  • Cow face pose (Gomukhasana)
  • Eagle pose (garudasana)
  • Bow pose (Dhanurasana)

Home Remedies

  • Avoid continuous work (repetitive activities) involving the use of hands. Take breaks in between
  • Wrist splints
  • Avoid sleeping on your hands 
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Plenty of rest to the affected hand
  • Placing warm and cold compresses on the affected area

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