Exercises For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Gripping, clenching, pushing or pressing weights during a routine workout can become increasingly difficult if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. The actual carpal tunnel is located at the base of the hand and is composed of narrow ligaments and bones, covered by median nerves and tendons. The syndrome develops gradually when the median nerves that run from the forearm into the palm of the hand get compressed repeatedly over time.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause discomfort ranging from mild to severe and include numbness, tingling, weakening of the arm or hand and radiating pain. As part of treatment, exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome are generally recommended along with medical interventions.
Mild exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome involve: stretching the wrist using force resistance, reducing tension in the wrist and fingers with resistance stretches, and shoulder shrugs along with head rolls to maintain elasticity in the muscles of the neck leading to the affected wrist.
Weight Training with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Weight training is particularly important for strengthening the shoulders, arms, wrist and hand but when you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you have to take care with lifting weights to prevent potentially compressing the affected nerves. Using products like the Isolator and the Cuff Edition, allow you to do weight involved exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome without causing further damage to the injured area. Essentially, both products remove the necessity of gripping weights with your hands by providing a uniquely designed strap that you can place on different areas of your arm.
Exercises with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using the Isolator
In doing exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome you can use the Isolator with ease, never causing nerve compression in the hands and wrist. The Isolator is designed with nylon webbing, an adjustable strap and comes with connector accessories that you can use to do an array of weighted exercises including dumbbell curls and bench press. The Isolator straps comfortably to your forearm and bicep. Once secure, it allows a free range of motion to workouts your back, shoulders, chest and arms without ever having to use or strain your hands and wrist.
The Cuff Edition specifically targets range of motion for working the triceps and biceps. Place the Cuff Edition around your wrist comfortably, freeing your hands of any need for involvement, which is particularly important when doing exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome. No grip. No clench. You just engage the arm in proper motion to strengthen your muscles while eliminating the risk for pain and stress in the wrist.
Consult your physician for recommendations on exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome. Use the Isolator and Cuff Edition to optimize results and allow for a full upper body workout when doing exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome.