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Re: Carpal tunnel - acupuncture or operation ?

Hi Danielle, I wrote my response as I suspected your condition may have been worse than mine was. I cannot tell you what my Osteopath did back in the day as I have no clue. That said, if this is an issue round the clock, you may want to consider surgery. As the other posters have written, it is far less invasive nowadays, thanks to keyhole surgery; your advanced condition may warrant it.

Foe how long has your CTS been an issue?
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Re: Carpal tunnel - acupuncture or operation ?

@daniella

Have a look at the thread from last year (as mentioned by fatmanfilms). I posted some information/suggestions and some links that you could try before going the surgery route.

Good luck.

https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...yndrome-2.html
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Re: Carpal tunnel - acupuncture or operation ?

My experience with acupuncture (ending last week, after almost 10 sessions and around 1500 francs) is that it didn't work at all. For me. My wife swears on it, and says it helped her get rid of a chronic shoulder inflamation within 3 sessions, I guess YMMV.
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Re: Carpal tunnel - acupuncture or operation ?

Hi everybody,
I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel in both my wrists.
I've read a lot on the internet and because I have a light form of it (most of the pain is in the early morning), I am convinced I can cure it with specific massages and exercises. I think physiotherapy could really help me.

Problem is I have no idea where to go for the treatment.

Do you know any good therapist in Zürich who helped people getting rid of CR?

Thank you!

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Hi everybody,
I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel in both my wrists.
I've read a lot on the internet and because I have a light form of it (most of the pain is in the early morning), I am convinced I can cure it with specific massages and exercises. I think physiotherapy could really help me.

Problem is I have no idea where to go for the treatment.

Do you know any good therapist in Zürich who helped people getting rid of CR?

Thank you!
If you really have carpel tunnel I would get the operation done, I did both wrists last year very successful & no looking back.
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i was plagued for years with carpal tunnel syndrome (I played a lot of competitive tennis). I tried everything at the time: splints, acupuncture you name it to no avail.

Then, I was involved in a car accident where - literally - a "flying" UK ambulance hit the side of my car while I was parked at a red light in London. I was unscathed at first but very shaken up. A few days later my neck was sore and stiff and I was referred to a osteopathic chiropractor who practiced on Harley Street. He made me fill out a questionnaire where I noted that I suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome. He told me not only would he fix my stiff neck but he would remedy the carpal tunnel (CT) syndrome as well.

3 treatments later...my neck was much better but even more amazing -no more CT issues. Whatever manipulation on my neck and spine he performed, eliminated the CT as well. He told me that most CT issues originate from the shoulder/neck and if one resolves that issue, surgery is not necessary.

20 years later and still no issues with CT and, to think were it not for that fluke accident, I was THAT close to getting surgery!

Great to hear your symptoms improved although it only confirms that you never had carpal tunnel syndrome to start with - you had symptoms that mimicked it due to the origin likely in your neck or brachial plexus. This is why EMGs are useful to help identify whether the impingement is down/up stream.
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