Dab some birch, ginger, chamomile or nutmeg essential oil along with a carrier oil onto your sore joints. Try herbal remedies like willow bark extract, seed oils of evening primrose, borage, black currant seed, devil's claw, cat's claw, nettles, to counter joint inflammation. Apply a cold-warm compress and massage the affected part with medicated oils to relieve the achy joints.
Even if you’re the kind of person who really takes care of their health (and god knows, many of us don’t!), you probably don’t pay much attention to your joints. But the complex machinery of our body depends on these tiny cogs to move, bend, and turn. We wouldn’t be able to do the million things needed to get through each day without healthy joints.
Alter your work space (monitor/chair/desk height) to reduce the number and speed of movements. Insert 'micro-breaks' into a busy task. Combine breaks with stretching exercises of the wrist/hand/fingers. Use a wrist rest for the keyboard/mouse and headset when on the phone. Cut down on caffeine and smoking. Consider wearing a wrist splint if you need one.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common condition where the median nerve is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the wrist.
One reason that it is so common is because many daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the fingers, hands, and arms, and the friction of the rapidly moving muscle tendons inside the tunnel results in swelling and compression of the nerve. So, can CTS really be prevented?