Nutrients for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 51

Nutrients for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 51

Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH

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Menopause, hypothyrodism, obesity and other hormonal situations are all risk factors and potential causes for something that can effect upwards of 20% of the population – carpal tunnel syndrome. Here’s what you need to know about this syndrome and what you can do to naturally support healthy nerves and overall wellness.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

This condition is usually correlated with people sitting in front of a computer, typing on their keyboard repeatedly. It is a common condition that causes pain in the hands or arms and occurs when one of the main nerves in the hand is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. Carpal tunnel is a narrow pathway in the wrist that is about an inch wide. It offers protection for the nerves and tendons in the hand, but when the tunnel becomes narrowed or the tissues swell, it puts pressure on the median nerve causing symptoms like,

  • Numbness
  • Tingling in the wrist joint
  • Pain within the wrist and first three fingers and forearm

Many people choose to undergo carpal tunnel surgery, which relieves the pain, numbness and tingling. There are over 500,ooo of these procedures done annually in the United States.

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Women who are pregnant and individuals that have diabetes (especially type 2) are also at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Optimize Your Nervous System

The good news is there are specific nutrients that can help support a healthy nervous system.

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