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Does it happen that people get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome by massage therapy?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.
E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short.

In brief: Sometimes

Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.
E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While massage may presumably "loosen" up the tightness, the relief may be short.
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Dr. Alex Meyers
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: CTS

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by swelling about the flexor tendons at the wrist.
"tendon gliding excercises" have been shown to decrease tendinitis and pressure at the carpal canal and thereby improve the symptoms if carpal tunnel syndrome. Massage modalities may benefit in a similar way but studies are limited regarding this.

In brief: CTS

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by swelling about the flexor tendons at the wrist.
"tendon gliding excercises" have been shown to decrease tendinitis and pressure at the carpal canal and thereby improve the symptoms if carpal tunnel syndrome. Massage modalities may benefit in a similar way but studies are limited regarding this.
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