Carpal Tunnel Exercises – Neck Muscle Spasm Related


Carpal tunnel exercises for stretching and tension relief are always a good idea. But bear in mind that this condition could be neck muscle spasm related. The myofascia – the tissue that wraps our muscles from head to toe, can retain tension – a kind of stickiness – so instead of sliding easily as our body parts move, retains tension and sticks. So, some carpal tunnel pain can originate in our neck.

Myofascial release – getting this special tissue to glide and relax, allowing our muscles and other soft tissues to move easily, can be done by massage – a passive therapy, or by special stretching, an active therapy that YOU do.

It can also be done by trigger point therapy, which a chiropractor will do, acupressure, or shiatsu, the Japanese technique. Reflexology and yoga will get a result for you too.

If you have carpal tunnel tension and pain, it could be related to neck tension. You can find out by having a couple of neck/shoulder/upper back massages, and experience whether or not your wrist pain gets relief, or not.

If you choose this, ask the massage therapist to do some tension release on your scalp muscles. Why leave them out – a tense scalp will affect tension in your neck, and so on and so on.

Another way you can determine the source of your forearm/wrist pain is to see a chiropractor. Have your neck and upper back checked for spinal misalignments and muscle tension. Having this treated may help your wrists.

Yoga works, strengthens and stretches your muscles. It generally corrects and strengthens your posture and body awareness, helping your overall tension and habits.

You will have to do some investigation to determine the source of your carpal tunnel pain. It often can be relieved with treatment for your neck muscle spasms. The best way to relieve both areas, once you know what is involved, is to learn a routine you can watch on a DVD and do at home – the best carpal tunnel exercises.


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