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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From Weight Lifting


Author: Charlene M.
Date: 01-19-2016
Views: 1,246
Word Count: 107
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10861-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 3

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My husband suffered from carpal tunnel for several years as a result of his job (drywall) and lifting weights. When I started using essential oils in 2014, I had my husband start using a drop or two of Basil on his wrists every day, to see if that would alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel.

Within a month, his pain was gone and he was able to stop taking the prescription Meloxicam (used to help with the carpal tunnel previously). At present, he still doesn’t have any carpal tunnel pain even though he’s not in the habit of using Basil on his wrists at this time.


Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: carpel, epicondylitis, overuse, repetitive, sports, tarsal, tennis, typing, wrist, writing.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: nerve-damage,nerve-pain — "The patient was successfully treated with topical peppermint oil [for postherpetic neuralgia, a complication of shingles].... The authors believe this is the first evidence of peppermint oil (or menthol) having a strong analgesic effect on neuropathic pain."Link
2.Associated topics: nerve-damage,nerve-pain,pinched-nerve — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link
3.Associated topics: nerve-pain — "Topical high-concentration L-menthol is the only established human experimental pain model to study mechanisms underlying cold hyperalgesia. We aimed at investigating the combinatorial effect of cold stimuli and topical L-menthol on cold pain and secondary mechanical hyperalgesia. Cold detection threshold and cold pain threshold (CPT) increased after L-menthol and remained high after the cold rekindling cycles.... Skin blood flow increased after L-menthol and stayed stable after cold cycles. Repeated application of cold on skin treated by L-menthol facilitated and prolonged L-menthol-induced cold pain and hyperalgesia."Link

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