The wrist’s compression of the median nerve causes the relatively frequent ailment known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which affects the hands. The wrist’s palmar side has a small passageway called a carpal tunnel. Carpal bones make up the bottom and sides of the tunnel, and ligament forms its top. The median nerve and tendons run via this canal. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, which include pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in the hand or fingers, manifest whenever there is swelling in the tissues of the carpal tunnel, which causes the median nerve to get compressed. The term “median nerve compression” or “median nerve entrapment” may also be used.
Homoeopathic Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Causticum: Best Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
For treating CTS cases, Causticum is considered to be the best. Causticum has been used to treat a lot of patients (successfully). Numbness, discomfort, and weakness in the hands are the predominant symptoms. It is more apparent when Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has worsened to the point where the hands are overly weak, and the hand muscles have atrophied. If the palmar side of the hand looks flat, it may be necessary to take Causticum if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (reduction in the musculature of the hand).
- Ruta – For CTS from Wrist Tendonitis, Strains, or Fractures from Overuse
One of the most excellent medications for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Ruta. It is utilised when symptoms of CTS develop due to wrist tendinitis, overuse, or following a sudden wrist fracture or strain. Those who require it get severe wrist discomfort.
- Hypericum – Median Nerve Damage Injury Triggers CTS
When a nerve injury is associated with the beginning of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hypericum can be helpful. The median nerve is harmed. The numbness, tingling, and searing sensation in the hands and fingers are well treated by this medication.
- Arnica – To Aid CTS Cases From Wrist Injuries Or Overuse
This medication helps treat CTS situations brought on by wrist injuries or excessive use. When the hands hurt, it is appropriate. This is accompanied by tingling in the hands and, in some cases, the arms. This medication relieves symptoms by promoting wound healing and eradicating the worst side effects of overuse.
- Rhus Tox – For Inflammation Of The Wrist Joint Or Overuse Of The Wrist Causing CTS
Rhus Tox is beneficial if someone has CTS due to wrist or hand strains from repetitive motion or wrist joint inflammation (arthritis). For instance, excessive computer typing, stitching, and driving are just a few activities that might cause overuse of the wrist or hands. The wrist is painful and tender in those who require Rhus Tox. The wrist is extremely sensitive to any pressure. In the morning, the index and middle fingers are particularly numb.
- Bellis Perennis – For Repetitive Strain Injury Related CTS
Bellis Perennis can be utilised in addition to the medications described above for CTS associated with repetitive strain injury. A constricted sensation in the wrist is the defining indicator of its use. The wrist feels as though an elastic band is constricting it.
Signs & Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb, fingers, and hands, except for the medial half of the ring and little fingers (medial refers to the side closest to the body). These signs could travel up the arm. Holding objects tends to make the discomfort worse. In the beginning, the symptoms are worse at night when the patient is awakened and in the morning when they first appear. People could shake their hands to feel better if they think their fingers are asleep, which can aid in the early stages. But as the illness worsens, the numbness persists without end. These fingers and the thumb may also experience scorching or an electric sock-like sensation.
- Hands’ reduced grip strength and weak hand muscles. As a result, the patient could struggle to make a fist and may also have the propensity to drop objects from their hands. The pinching muscles of the thumb also deteriorate with age.
- Hand ache
- In extreme situations, muscle atrophy (shrinking) around the base of the thumb