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11 Natural Ways To Ease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Without Risky Surgery
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Another effective way to deal with the inflammation and pain of carpal tunnel syndrome is by consuming apple cider vinegar. This natural compound is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and magnesium. All of these minerals are vital for strong bones and minerals. Apple cider vinegar will reduce inflammation and restore the proper pH to the body. Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a bit of raw, organic honey to a glass of water and drink twice each day.
3. Vitamin B6
One study, published in the 2007 journal Canadian Family Physician, found that subjects who consumed vitamin B6 supplements were able to postpone hand surgery. This makes sense when you consider that vitamin B6 plays an important part in neurotransmitter synthesis. You can take a B complex vitamin supplement or you can eat more foods rich in B6, such as pistachios, salmon, tuna, sunflower seeds, and brown rice.
4. Cold Compresses
For quick relief from the numbness and pain of carpal tunnel, you can try using cold compresses. This will reduce both swelling and inflammation. Put a few ice cubes in a small towel and apply this to your hands and wrists for 10 minutes. Repeat several times during the day.
For relieving some of the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel, you can massage your wrists and hands, which will improve the blood supply to the area, relax the muscles, and improve mobility. Warm a bit of olive oil or coconut oil and apply it to your hands. Massage your forearms, wrists, hands and fingers for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat twice each day. If you can, get someone else to massage these areas for you.
6. Flax Seed Oil
Sometimes called linseed oil, flax seed oil can help to reduce the pain and swelling of carpal tunnel due to its anti-inflammatory compounds and analgesic effects. Flax seed oil is also super rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences published a 2014 study which found that flax seed oil was very effective in helping to control the pain and swelling of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. Consume 1 to 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil each day.
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