Carpal Tunnel Muscles

December 6, 2011 by  
Filed under carpal tunnel

carpal tunnel musclesThere are roughly 17 muscles within our hand and fingers.  These muscles endure severe strain and pressure each and every day.  We simply take it for granted and never stop to think about strengthening them!  How about carpal tunnel muscles?  These muscles are responsible for the movement of your forearm flexors within your wrist and hand.

How often have you stretched your fingers or the muscles in your thumb before you turn on your computer or get ready for your workday? I bet NEVER! One of the smallest but most important muscles with regards to carpal tunnel syndrome is the muscle in your thumb. This muscle originates and attaches at the base of the thumb. It plays a critical role in the relief of carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist and hand pain.

The carpal tunnel is a small region of the wrist that is made up of 9 tendons and a nerve that leads through the wrist to the hand. The ceiling of the carpal tunnel is encapsulated by the ligament of the thumb muscle. There are many carpal tunnel causes.  The term “carpal tunnel syndrome” comes from the tightness that you experience in this region of the hand.

Take an average persons day. Imagine how many times a day your thumb muscle is contracted, put under pressure and strain? And it never gets stretched! The repetitive motion and strain on your thumb muscle results in the shortened of these muscle fibers making the carpal tunnel region of your hand even smaller which eventually leads to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Possibly more effective than surgery in the long run is to lengthen the muscle in the thumb to minimize muscle spasms in this region. The ability to create more space in the carpal tunnel area of the hand will help reduce pressure on the tendons and nerve of your wrist and hand.

A similar scenario can be applied to muscles that are in contact with the median nerve that runs down from your neck down to your fingers. Muscle spasms and tightness experienced anywhere along this path can be responsible for your carpal tunnel pain and symptoms.

Learning how to strengthen your carpal tunnel muscles will only accelerate your recovery time from your carpal tunnel injury.  Once a muscle starts to degenerate, the only way to repair it, is by performing specific exercises to build it back up.

The exercises that you need to strengthen your carpal tunnel region can be done from you own home or sitting in your office, without the need for any special exercise equipment or medical gadgets!

If you’re fed up with your carpal tunnel and want to learn how to simple exercises to build the muscles back up, simply click in the button below where a video will teach you 8 simple steps!

 

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