Carpal Tunnel & Arthritis Treatment
I just spoke with Christina from Tennessee who has both carpal tunnel & arthritis. Her story is interesting and I’ve heard it several times before. I’m sharing it here so that if you have carpal tunnel syndrome as well as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there’s a lot to gain by treating both problems right now.
Christina’s history with carpal tunnel
Christina is a 62 year old woman who was a secretary in a busy office for almost 20 years. Then, later in life, she became a nurse, and only recently retired from nursing. About 4 years ago Christina began to see carpal tunnel symptoms in the right hand. But like most people, she didn’t pay much attention to the pain, numbness and pins-and-needles, especially in the thumb and fingers.
Consequently, the pain started progressing upward. In fact, it only took a few months for pain to get to her elbow. Then it continued all the way to her shoulder. Within 6 months Christina ‘s entire right arm was in pain. Now she had full blown severe carpal tunnel syndrome.
Now, she has carpal tunnel & arthritis
In addition to her carpal tunnel, last year Christina began showing early signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These were:
- finger pain
- finger tenderness
- joint stiffness
- swelling in her finger joints and knuckles
The RA symptoms escalated very fast, so she saw a doctor. The rheumatologist prescribed two things. First, he told Christina she needed open carpal tunnel surgery for her carpal tunnel syndrome. Second, he put her on a regimen of hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) for the RA.
Like so many people, Christina didn’t want surgery. In fact, while searching for nonsurgical alternatives, she found the Carpal Rx. Her logic was if the Carpal Rx could get rid of the carpal tunnel symptoms, the Plaquenil would take care of the RA pain. And that logic is very sound! So Christina started using the Carpal Rx almost 5 months ago to treat the carpal tunnel syndrome.
She cured carpal tunnel & arthritis was next
Once I understood her medical history better, I asked Christina about her experience with the Carpal Rx.
She said, “The Carpal Rx got rid of everything from my fingers all the way to my shoulders. I’m so happy with the results! But my 2 finger joints are still swollen. My rheumatologist said that’s because of the RA.”
Christina said the Plaquenil helped a lot, but the RA symptoms were not going away from her 2 middle finger knuckles.
Indeed, the Carpal Rx eliminated all of the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel, leaving only the RA symptoms behind.
Therefore, Christina asked “Is it safe to use my Carpal Rx on the swollen knuckles?”
My advice for patients with carpal tunnel & arthritis
I reminded Christina that the finger joint swelling and pain she has now is exclusively a result of having RA and not carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome simply doesn’t cause joint swelling. (Indeed, RA is famous for doing that.)
Massage is one of the top therapies for RA. Indeed, the Carpal Rx basically is a massager – although a very special one. I have never performed clinical trials of the Carpal Rx for anything other than carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist tendonitis. However, any gentle massage feels good when applied on RA patients. Thus, my advice to Christina was the same for anybody with carpal tunnel & arthritis. That is, a gentle knuckle massage with the Carpal Rx will feel wonderful. But pay attention and don’t massage too hard because it will irritate.
Christina concluded by saying, “I can’t tell you how thankful I am that you invented this Carpal Rx. My hand and arm would’ve been crippled if I didn’t have it. I really appreciate it, Dr. Z. It changed my life.”
The joy of hearing that never ceases!
Carpal tunnel & arthritis are very different conditions. Not surprisingly, you treat them very differently. Patients who use the Carpal Rx to relieve their carpal tunnel symptoms may have arthritis symptoms left over. Using medicines like hydroxychloroquine can relieve those arthritis symptoms. I often hear that when patients get rid of their carpal tunnel symptoms, they also continue to gently massage their painful, arthritic joints with the Carpal Rx.
Two 15 minute Carpal Rx treatments
for 30 days cures symptoms in
97% of carpal tunnel patients.
About 15 years ago my wife was waking up during the wee hours screaming from carpal tunnel pain.
This isn’t an exaggerating. She’d literally scream from the pain shooting up through her wrist and into her shoulder. The poor thing still shudders when she thinks about it.
I knew she had carpal tunnel syndrome. And being a physiologist, I knew how to treat her. I’m skilled in a physical therapy technique called myofascial release. It’s a type of massage with an excellent track record for completely curing carpal tunnel symptoms.
So I’d massage her arm until the pain subsided and we could both go back to sleep. But her pain was so severe that she insisted on wanting surgery. It was so bad that she was afraid to go sleep at night.
I was dead-set against surgery because I knew myofascial release was a much better option. I made a bargain with her. Give me 30 days to cure her symptoms using massage and if it didn’t work – I’d go along with the surgery.
She agreed and I got busy in the lab. I hodgepodged together the first Carpal Rx prototype. Using it before bed for 15 minutes, she was able to sleep through the night by the 2nd day.
Carpal Rx, born out of love & compassion.
Dr. Z invented Carpal Rx to cure his wife’s symptoms so she didn’t have to undergo surgery.