I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right wrist / hand more than three years ago, and was told by the doctor that I will need surgery to sort it out. I am not a fan of surgery or other such drastic measures, and prefer natural remedies and lifestyle changes for healing. I did some research and found out that increasing vitamin B and magnesium intake can help, and in some cases, can even heal carpal tunnel.
According to Wikipedia:
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS) IS A MEDICAL CONDITION DUE TO COMPRESSION OF THE MEDIAN NERVE AS IT TRAVELS THROUGH THE WRIST AT THE CARPAL TUNNEL. THE MAIN SYMPTOMS ARE PAIN, NUMBNESS, AND TINGLING, IN THE THUMB, INDEX FINGER, MIDDLE FINGER, AND THE THUMB SIDE OF THE RING FINGERS. SYMPTOMS TYPICALLY START GRADUALLY AND DURING THE NIGHT. PAIN MAY EXTEND UP THE ARM. WEAK GRIP STRENGTH MAY OCCUR AND AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME THE MUSCLES AT THE BASE OF THE THUMB MAY WASTE AWAY. IN MORE THAN HALF OF CASES BOTH SIDES ARE AFFECTED.
I increased my vitamin B but didn’t notice much of a difference, and the pins and needles, with the pain, continued to get worse. I then started taking the highest dose of magnesium with zinc, and calcium to aid the absorption of the magnesium. After a short while I started noticing an improvement and then it was almost totally gone!
Dr Axe has a fantastic article about Carpal Tunnel, how it occurs, why it happens and what natural remedies can be used to heal it. You can read the full article by clicking this link: https://draxe.com/carpal-tunnel-relief/. Here is an excerpt:
“TODAY, I’M GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU MY TOP NATURAL CARPAL TUNNEL TREATMENTS AND WAYS TO GET RID OF CARPAL TUNNEL IN JUST 24 HOURS. YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT!
CARPAL TUNNEL IS SOMETHING THAT PLAGUES A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND THE PROBLEM IS THAT MOST OF THE TREATMENTS CURRENTLY RECOMMEND SURGERY, MEDICATIONS OR USING BRACING — AND THEY’RE INEFFECTIVE AT BEST.
…THE NEXT SUPPLEMENT THAT CAN HELP ACHIEVE CARPAL TUNNEL RELIEF IS MAGNESIUM. MAGNESIUM ACTUALLY HELPS RELAX YOUR BLOOD VESSELS AND MUSCULAR TISSUE THAT CAN CAUSE COMPRESSION OF NERVES IN THAT CARPAL AREA. SO START USING A MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT, TYPICALLY ABOUT 250 MILLIGRAMS, TWO TIMES DAILY.”
The magnesium that I found worked the best is the Ultimag Magnesium and Zinc combination by the company Mirren (Pty) Ltd. As well as the tablets working brilliantly, I found that the dark brown glass bottle was very well made with a tough plastic lid. I have tried many different magnesium products but none of them worked as well.
I would highly recommend Ultimag, taking the maximum dosage, together with a calcium supplement for the fast healing of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
This magnesium supplement also helps me incredibly with painful cramps in my legs, and aching legs / restless leg syndrome which I get during my pregnancies.