1. Treat swollen / inflamed tendons trapping the median nerve
2. Heal / repair the tendons - which are fibrous connective tissue
3. Address source of inflammation
Wild oregano oil (Massage diluted oil (1 part WOO to 3 parts carrier oil) into palm side of wrist every 4 hours or as needed)
Comfrey (Symphytum Uplandicum, Symphytum Officinale) cream or oil - Comfrey is the time-proven remedy for rebuilding connective tissue. /Massage into palm side of wrist every 4 hours or as needed. Alternatively, use an overnight comfrey leaf "mash" poultice --- chop up" the leaves (a small food processor works well for this), optionally add some vitamin E and/or wheat-germ oil and apply to palm side of wrist. Cover with some comfrey leaves and tape to hold mash next to wrist and then place hand in a plastic bag held on with a not-too-tight elastic band on the forearm and leave overnight. Sleep on old sheets in case it leaks - stains will not come out!
St John's Wort cream - used topically on palm side of wrist every 4 hours or as as needed. Popular European remedy for pain.
Ginger root (Zingiber Officinale) overnight poultice - place fresh, ginger root slices ( sliced thin lengthwise) on the inner wrist, cover with a little plastic and use a bandage to hold it in place.
Avoid more trauma to the hand and try to relieve pressure on the median nerves
• Try and rest your hand longer than usual between activities
• Use the non-affected hand if possible
• Keep wrist in neutral position as much as possible
• Keep wrists straight when typing - hands a little higher than wrists
• Relax shoulders when arms at your sides
• Wear a wrist splint at night or hang your affected hand over the side of the bed - prevents the wrist from flexing and putting extra pressure on median nerve.
Address illnesses / conditions causing inflammation
Vitamin B6 - 100mg twice/day - Andrew Weil, M.D. suggests B6 is a therapeutic agent to treat nerve compression injuries. Not a lot of study support for this though.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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