Have you ever heard of Double Crush Syndrome? No, this is not when you have a crush on more than one person… It is a problem caused when there is pressure or stretching to your median nerve which goes down your arm to your fingers. This nerve goes through an area of your hand called the “carpal tunnel”. So, most of you may know it as carpal tunnel syndrome.
So what does it feel like?
You may have weakness in your hands, drop things easily, have problems gripping or opening jars, experience numbness or tingling in your fingers or hands. Even holding your phone can produce symptoms! Pain can move up from your wrist to your shoulder as well.
What can be done?
In most cases, making sure your carpal tunnel is moving properly which allows your nerve to have room and applying gentle effective adjustments can relieve pressure of your median nerve. Stretching your Pronator Teres muscle located in your forearm as well as stretches and massage to your forearm can greatly relieve your symptoms and even keep them away for good! No need for surgery, splints or shots. Your body will thank you by staying healthy and keeping you out of pain and discomfort.
It is a problem that may take some time but with proper treatment, it will heal.