Carpal tunnel effects many people who use there hands constantly for typing, writing, paintings, knitting, drawing, and even sign language. Carpal tunnel can be treat effectively and naturally using flaxseed oil, plenty of water, and rest. Without these three natural treatments for carpal tunnel you can be in for some pain and discomfort while using your hands to do what you need them too do.
The reason why flaxseed oil can help treat carpal tunnel naturally is because it contains a natural acid in it called alpha linolenic. This natural acid has the ability to a chemical in our body called prostaglandins which produces moderate to server swelling and inflammation, and we all know that swelling and inflammation usually comes with pain. However, you need to take up to 3 to 4 tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day to get the health benefits from it that reduce the pain and inflammation in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Most of us know why water is excellent for a natural and effective treatment for carpal tunnel and that reason is because it keeps us well hydrated which also helps keep the inflammation and swelling down in our bodies. Water also helps keep our joints well hydrated so they can move properly and easily without too much discomfort. Can you imagine if we did drink enough water and our joints were dry and hard to move back and forth. We would be in so much pain doing any kind of activity. Water acts as a natural lubricant for all joints in our bodies not just the ones in our hands. So, the more water we drink the easier it too move and the less pain we are going to have with our carpal tunnel.
The best way to get both flaxseed oil and water into your diet at the same time is by mixing the flaxseed oil with your water and maybe some lemon juice. You can even place some slices of lemons or limes into the flaxseed and water mixture as well to add some vitamin C which also help relieve inflammation and pain associated with carpal tunnel. These also make taking the flaxseed oil a lot easier. I know I can’t just swallow down flaxseed all on its own. It has a weird slippery texture to it in my mouth. Water and lemon juice make it some much easier to suck down.
Rest is another way to help treat and relieve carpal tunnel naturally. Simply rest your hands and wrist for certain periods of time throughout your day. Try not to constantly do things with them all at once. If your knitting stop after 30 minutes of knitting or when you start feeling the pain. Do the same if you are painting, drawing, typing, and doing whatever it is you like to do with your hands constantly. The more rest your hands and wrist get the better off they are going too feel when you actually do need to use them for work or simply doing a hobby you enjoy.
So, there you haven’t the reason why flaxseed is so good for treating carpal tunnel naturally and some other natural ways too help treat it. I hope this helps some of you carpal tunnel sufferers out there find some natural relief from your carpal tunnel syndrome and symptoms.