Pain in the wrist is to often thought to be carpal tunnel syndrome. Often it is a syndrome evolved from overuse of the forearm muscles through behavior like typing. Oww! The forearm flexors that allow us to grab things get too tight. They swell and inflame. This causes the tendons to swell as well. All this inflammation pushes on the nerves that carry information to and from our hands. Viola! Pain and numbness.
Some call it by a name...carpal tunnel syndrome.
I call it the puppet show. The contracting muscles that move the tendons attaching to the 'puppets bones' are the forearm flexor and extensor muscles. These muscles shorten and pull the tendon that pulls on the attachment of the finger bone to cause the movement of 'squeezing' or holding. So... squeezing too much shortens the muscles, and they swell and push against the nerves in the conduit they share. If the PROBLEM is addressed and not the symptom, true healing can occur.
Wrist pain aka., carpal tunnel syndome
In over 30 years of therapy, very few who have come to us with a wrist pain problem, have left without some relief. Many have left with near to complete recovery. Wrist pain is usually a result of years of overuse of the flexor forearm muscles, from things like typing, hammering, playing instruments or anything else that we have to squeeze our hands to do. Deep tissue work in the forearm, may bring relief soon.
A nerve conduction test will show irratated nerves but it will not show the reason why. A word so often left out of conventional medicine.....WHY?....The simplicity of it is that a muscle has shortened up for some reason that SHOULD be explored. Not the resulting inflammation of the tight muscles victim.
Of course, the thing that separates us from the apes is the opposable thumb. We are masters of the thumb, the amazing appendage that gave us the advantage to go further than mankind had ever gone. We wear these babies out all the time. Especially anyone that uses their hands....Oh, I guess that's just about everyone.
Flip your hand over with arm outstretched in front so the thumb points away from you. Reach out with your other hand and use your index finger to 'sneak up' on the thumb from underneath, hook and pull down with the elbow locked. (Yea. The elbow with the bad thumb.) Hold for at least 30 seconds. Keep doing it and work up to a full minute.