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What is carpal tunnel and can massage help?

Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve becomes compressed as it passed through the carpal tunnel. This compression causes numbness, tingling, burning, weakness. This can be felt on palm side of the hand and can affect the thumb, index and half of the ring finger. You can experience clumsiness when holding objects in the hand. This can happen because of repetitive use of the hand and fingers. The use of a wrist brace can help minimize the uncomfortable feeling in the arm and hand. Massage therapy is very beneficial to treat the condition. The therapist will treat your forearm flexors with deep tissue massage, myofascial releases, trigger points and stretching of the forearms. This will not be complete in one treatment, depending on client’s participation as well as continuous treatment.

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