James A. Duke Ph.D. shares ways to combat repetitive motion injuries using natural remedies and herbs for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pineapple contains a protein-dissolving enzyme, bromelain, often recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome. Try a fruit salad of pineapple and papaya spiced with grated ginger and turmeric, two spices loaded with anti-inflammatory compounds.
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Ancient technique for a modern malady: Chinese steel balls massage muscles and tendons in the hand as they’re rolled in the palm.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive motion injury — cumulative trauma associated with constant, rapid use of the fingers.