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Yoga Asanas To Manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which pressure on a nerve that leads from your spinal cord to your hands causes numbness pain or tingling in your hands or fingers. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage formed by ligaments in your wrist through which nerves and tendons pass. When the muscles and ligaments of the carpal tunnel become swollen or inflamed, they compress the median nerve which leads to your thumb and first two fingers. This pressure causes pain or numbness. In some cases both wrists are affected.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women than men, and is often found in workers whose tasks require repeating the same motion in the fingers and hand for long periods of time.

A study at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. found that after eight weeks of performing yoga exercises, the group had significantly less pain and greater hand strength, whereas the control group (non-yogic)  experienced no significant reduction in pain or increase in hand strength.


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