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Do you experience Carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you do you may be deficient in VITAMIN B6

Studies have found vitamin B6 deficiency to be common in people with CTS. Supplementation with vitamin B6 has reportedly relieved the symptoms of CTS in many cases. 

Various clinical biochemistry tests described below tend to show that carpal tunnel patients have distinct and often severe deficiency of vitamin B6. Numerous studies debate the point whether vitamin B6 deficiency causes CTS. Regardless, the volume of studies weighs heavily in favor of its  use in treatment and rehabilitation of carpal tunnel patients whether surgery or the single steroid injection method is to be used or not.

Symptoms of CTS include recurrent numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in one or both hands in a characteristic location defined by the median nerve, which is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Symptoms are usually worse at night and after prolonged use of the hands. Some people may experience clumsiness in handling objects, with a tendency to drop things, and may also have a decreased ability to feel hot and cold.

CTS is typically treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, oral diuretic medications, and injections of corticosteroids into the wrist in order to reduce swelling. Splints are often recommended to immobilize the wrist, theoretically protecting it from repetitive motion injury. Sometimes a physical therapy program of hand- and wrist-strengthening exercises and the use of a wrist brace is recommended. In more advanced cases, a surgical procedure called a “release” may be used to separate the ligaments covering the carpal tunnel in the wrist in order to relieve the pressure on the median nerve.

Supplements can lead to high levels of Vitamin B6 which have been reported as harmful, so again the message from this website is that you should concentrate your efforts on finding the right food that is wholesome and fresh.

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