Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CT Ayurvedic Herbal treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CT Ayurvedic Herbal treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that can cause pain or numbness in the hand and arm. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of the wrist. One of the main nerves in the hand — the median nerve — passes through this space in the wrist on its way to the hand.

The median nerve runs from the neck down through the arm to the hand. It controls the muscles at the base of the thumb. It also carries signals about sensation from the thumb, index, long, and ring fingers to the brain.

Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when the carpal tunnel becomes narrowed or when the tissues around the tendons passing through the carpal tunnel become swollen, putting pressure on the median nerve.


Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CT :

Most of the time there is no one cause that can be found for carpal tunnel syndrome, and often there are multiple risk factors that may be contributing. The the most significant risk factors include:

  1. Wrist injury: A dislocation, fracture, burn, or severe bruise on the wrist or lower arm can cause swelling in the carpal tunnel.
  2. Anatomic factors: You may have been born with a small carpal tunnel, tiny wrists, or a bone arrangement that impinges on the carpal tunnel. Deformity can also develop due to inflammatory arthritis.
  3. Sex: Women are more likely to have carpal tunnel syndrome, perhaps because they have smaller wrists than men.
  4. Age: The biggest age risk group is 40 to 60.
  5. Inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis increase the risk.
  6. Conditions that damage nerves, including diabetes, may affect the median nerve.
  7. Conditions that lead to fluid retention, including pregnancy, menopause, and kidney failure
  8. Hypothyroidism: The mechanism isn\'t understood, but the condition can cause fluid retention and might lead to deposits on the median nerve.
  9. Acromegaly (overactive pituitary gland) increases the size of the median nerve, which raises the risk of compression.
  10. Repetitive use due to flexing the wrist, most often seen on an industrial assembly line in industries such as manufacturing, sewing, cleaning, and food processing
  11. Exposure to vibration is noted as a minor cause.

 


How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Assessed ?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is diagnosed with a thorough clinical examination of the arm and wrist. A nerve conduction study may also be required. A typical assessment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome usually involves:

* A thorough evaluation of the arm and wrist
* Thumb and pinch strength
* Sensory testing of the fingers


Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CT :

Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome report at least one of the following symptoms:

  1. Night symptoms and waking
  2. Tingling in the thumb and first two fingers
  3. Loss of sensation in the thumb or fingers
  4. Pain in the front of the wrist or thumb which can travel up the arm
  5. Weakness when making pinching movements


Ayurvedic Perspective On The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome :

According to Ayurveda the health is maintained by balancing of three Doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. If any disturbance in this normalcy due to any food habit, seasonal change happens, it will lead to disease. Thus treatment in Ayurveda mainly based on the balancing of these doshas and some other factors, etc. A vitiated Vata dosha leads to the carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness, swelling, pain and burning sensation are a sign of Vata imbalance. Therefore, a holistic approach needs to be applied while treating the condition. A vata pacifying diet and regime must be adopted.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CT :

The Ayurvedic herbal treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves giving symptomatic relief for pain and swelling as well as for the numbness and burning sensation. Treatment is also given to reduce the swelling in the fibrous tissue situated in the wrist.  Ayurvedic herbal medicines have a good anti- inflammatory action, which get relief from pain, swelling, as well as other symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This treatment can also be supported by local treatment in the form of local applications as well as fomentation.  Ayurvedic herbal ointments, pastes, and medicated oils are used as local therapy.  Local therapy also helps in quickly reducing pain and swelling related to the condition.

Most people affected with carpal tunnel syndrome need to take Ayurvedic herbal treatment for about 1 to 2 months in order to get complete relief from the condition.  People who present with an advanced condition also report symptoms of nerve damage.  Such patients may require longer treatment, typically lasting for about four to six months.  However, almost all patients affected with carpal tunnel syndrome recover completely with Ayurvedic herbal treatment. It is equally important for the patient to reduce the cause of the condition, in order to get earlier relief and to prevent recurrence of the condition.
 

Ayurvedic Therapies recommended for the condition :

  1. Abhyanga – Ayurvedic massage with medicated oils help relieve pain, numbness and tingling sensation, while also providing a soothing effect.
  2. Swedana – Fomentation or sweating using medicated vapours is recommended for managing the condition with Vata and Kapha involved.
  3. Patra Pinda Sweda and Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda are also advised for managing Vata symptoms like pain and numbness.
  4. Churna Pinda Sweda – Fomentation using boluses of herbal powders are performed when Kapha symptoms like stiffness and swelling are predominant.
  5. Dhara – Different types of the therapy which include Kashaya Dhara, Taila Dhara and Dhanyamala Dhara are advised for Vata and Kapha predominant symptoms.
  6. Greeva Vasti – The process of retaining medicated oils on the cervical spine is recommended for soothing the nerves whose branches control the upper limb including hands, wrist and fingers.

Ayurvedic Herbal Formulations recommended for the condition :

  1. Ashwagandharishtam
  2. Yogaraj gulgulu.
  3. Punarnavadi gulgulu
  4. Chandraprabha Vati
  5. Lakshadi gulgulu
  6. Prasaranyadi kashayam
  7. Rasnaerandadi kashayam
  8. Dasamoolarishta
  9. Rasnadi ghrtham
  10. Mahanarayana Taila,
  11. Sahacharadi Taila
  12. Dhanwantaram Tailam
  13. Ksheerabala taila

All these therapies with internal medicines will help to regain the muscle strength, power,and also helps to get relief from symptoms like pain,swelling,numbness,etc.
For Expert advise and a personalised treatment plan, please book a consultation with qualified doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic.


 


 

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