Friday, October 24, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Be Treated With Mesotherapy


Unheard of only a generation ago, carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is the term used to describe a set of symptoms that occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed or damaged. The median nerve controls the thumb muscles and is also responsible for sensations felt in the palm and the first three fingers of the hand. The carpal tunnel itself is a very small opening about one-quitter inch below the surface of the wrist through which the median nerve passes. This median nerve is vulnerable to compression or injury from a number of causes including tendonitis, bone spurs or inflammatory arthritis.

As you might already know if you are a practitioner, this is a complaint that is becoming more and more common because of the repetitive strain injuries caused by sitting in front of the computer.

The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome range from mild numbness and faint tingling to excruciating pain accompanied by a crippling atrophy of muscles in the thumb. Symptoms become persistent as the condition worsens and it can affect one or both hands. It can also be worse in the night or the morning when circulation slows down.

In some people the pain spreads to the forearm and shoulder, which can be treated by mesotherapy as well as other more traditional methods

Mesotherapy Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Acute pain can be treated by intradermal injections of inflammatory drugs. This can include substances such as lidocaine, ketophrophen lysine-acetyla toprophen lysine-acetylsalycilate 80 mg, xantinol nicotinate 100 mg, cyanocobalamine in a base of injectable water. This type of intradermal treatment has proven very effective for pain.*

Additional Care and Treatment

Your patient might also have the affected arm put in a splint, be advised rest and prescribed non-steroidal ant inflammatory drugs for the pain. If the swelling and pain is severe, some allopathic doctors will prescribe corticosteroid injections in the wrist.

If the thumb becomes too weak to use as the result of carpal tunnel syndrome surgery may be required to widen the carpal tunnel in the arm to prevent further damage to the nerves in your hands and wrists. One of the goals of mesotherapy

The only non-invasive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is to avoid engaging in the repetitive mechanical tests that are causing the painful condition in your wrists and hands in the first place. 

Wearing splints can help prevent flare-ups. Splints are cloth covered metal or plastic braces that attach to the forearm with an elastic bandage.

Keeping the workplace warm and dry may also prevent flare-ups.

Other tips for preventing carpal tunnel syndrome are -

  • Using the whole hand and all fingers to grip an object
  • Using a tool instead of flexing wrists too forcibly
  • Making sure that posture is correct when typing or lifting loads
  • Adjusting a computer screen so that it is about two feet away and just below the line of sight.


It can also help to buy ergonomically designed desks and furniture’ if your client spends many hours at the computer. 

Taking a ten-minute break for every hour that you work at the computer can also help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.

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 *  2014 Jan;27(1):49-53. doi: 10.3344/kjp.2014.27.1.49. Epub 2013 Dec 31.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24478901. Retrieved October 2, 2014.

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  1. Oh that was something new to learn... I was searching on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome... this was helpful Thank you.

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