People who suffer with diabetes or hypothyroidism are at higher risk of carpal tunnel and so following a diet lower in refined carbohydrates is important.
- Repetitive activities with the wrist flexed or extended are known to be a major risk factor. If you do a lot of work with your hands make sure that the hand remains in a neutral position with the wrist supported. Splint when necessary. Do not wait for the condition to progress, at first signs take aggressive measures to limit repetitive activities.
- Exercise to keep the blood sugar level healthy and the thyroid functioning. Diabetes and hypothyroid are known to increase your risk.
- Women, be careful with oral contraceptives as this increases the risk of carpal tunnel.
- Try a technique called Hydrotherapy where you place the hands in hot water for 3 minutes and then move them to a bucket of cold water for 30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times per session and do this twice daily in the morning and evening. This technique is believed to open compressed capillaries that feed the median nerve.
- Euromega Omega-3 – 1-3 Capsules Twice Daily NOTE: People who suffer with acne should use omega-3 fatty acids conservatively. Start with 1 capsule a day, after 1-2 weeks increase to 1 capsule twice daily. After two weeks increase to 2 capsules twice daily.
- B-Complex Plus – 1 capsule twice daily.
- Pyridoxine-5-phosphate (P-5-P) – P-5-P is the activated form of vitamin B6. B6 is well known for its ability to support people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Start with 1 capsule daily, increase up to 100 mg daily.
- Super Bio-Curcumin With Gingerols – This is a powerful herbal anti-inflammatory which can decrease the inflammation in the nerve. Take 1 capsules twice daily.