Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome. Why Is It So Common? What To Do?

The “Carpal tunnel” is an arch-shaped passageway beneath the wrist formed by the bones in our hands called “Carpals”. Numerous images illustrating this structure are available from online image searches. This passage allows nerves, blood vessels, and specific muscles and tendons to extend into our hands. This arch can become distorted from repeated movements and thereby put pressure upon the important parts that travel beneath. This will cause “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem associated with numbness and tingling in our hands, and more urgently problems with the strength of our grip and the dexterity of our fingers. Discomfort is often the first sign, and disfunction the second. Rolfers address this problem by rebuilding the shape of the carpal bones’ original arch. With carpal tunnel syndrome, there are usually movement limitations “upstream” of the hands. In a Rolfing session, people are often surprised to discover how much normal movement they have lost in their elbows, shoulders, and often necks. The Carpal Bones below the wrist can become […] Continue reading