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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Training

    It turns out that I have CTS in my left hand. It manifests itself with a bit of tingling in my pinky and half of my ring finger.

    Are there any tips for working out with CTS so that I don't aggravate it or perhaps even help to mitigate it?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Go see a chiropractor. They typically have great success treating CTS. Look for one who specializes in Active Release Techniques as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder
    Go see a chiropractor. They typically have great success treating CTS. Look for one who specializes in Active Release Techniques as well.
    Just out of curiosity - how would a chiropractor be able to help his hands? I don't see the correlation.
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    The carpal tunnel is a tunnel in the wrist that is surrounded by bones. It's the pressure against the bones that causes the tingling and other bad affects. It makes sense that a chiropractor could manipulate the bones, thereby releasing the preasure.

    Thanks for the tip Thunder.

    Here's a little more on CTS. And some info provided by the government.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamjs
    Just out of curiosity - how would a chiropractor be able to help his hands? I don't see the correlation.
    Do you think chiropractors just work on backs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder
    Do you think chiropractors just work on backs?
    I don't even think that - but that's another story

    I think a physiotherapist, anti-inflammatory drugs, or minimising repetitive movements by changing either grip, the range of motion, or the exercise for the target muscle for each repetition would be far better options - all of which have worked fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamjs
    I don't even think that - but that's another story

    I think a physiotherapist, anti-inflammatory drugs, or minimising repetitive movements by changing either grip, the range of motion, or the exercise for the target muscle for each repetition would be far better options - all of which have worked fine for me.
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    I've had some localized swelling around my wrist. Could this be CTS?...I think it originated from benching heavy and allowing the hand to bend too far back? I took some time off from benching to let the swelling go down and only did dumbells for a while. Now when i bench, i wear a strap and make sure to keep my wrist centered under the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmuriqi
    I've had some localized swelling around my wrist. Could this be CTS?...I think it originated from benching heavy and allowing the hand to bend too far back? I took some time off from benching to let the swelling go down and only did dumbells for a while. Now when i bench, i wear a strap and make sure to keep my wrist centered under the bar.
    I don't think that CTS causes visible swelling. I thought is was only internal to the canal. I could be wrong though.

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    doesn't sound like CTS to me either. If you did it while benching it sounds like it may be something muscular....overstrained something? Especially if there is swelling. Throw some ice on it, maybe an anti-inflam too. Did you bang your wrist? is it a bruise?
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    I thought Orthopedic specialists would be beneficial for CTS? At least that's who the military sends you to. But that might make that statement scarier.
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    an orthopedist should be able to give you good advice on CTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk
    doesn't sound like CTS to me either. If you did it while benching it sounds like it may be something muscular....overstrained something? Especially if there is swelling. Throw some ice on it, maybe an anti-inflam too. Did you bang your wrist? is it a bruise?
    no, it wasn't a bruise...just swelling right under my palm on the inside. It was definately an overuse injury from bending my hand back too far. It was swollen, and actually looked as if a piece of bone was being pushed out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kicka19
    ur wrong
    And the witch doctor is a better idea?

    The orthapedic specialist route that dougnukem & P-Funk mentioned is also valid.
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    Active Release Techniques. Go get some. Seriously.

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    Active release is really good. A buddy of mine does it. I have never had it for my wrist or carpal tunnel but I have had it for my neck and hips.
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