Carpal Tunnel Catch 22 Situation For One Seeking to Master A Skill
Carpal Tunnel can create a frustrating set of circumstances for people caught in its grip and trying to master a skill.
For instance, Malcom Gladwell claimed in his book “Outliers” that to master a skill or a profession and become an expert it takes 10,000 hours of practice. This implies that to reach mastery in any endeavor you must put in the hours of practice. If you begin today this process will require over 18 years if you practice for 1 ½ hours per day for everyday of the year. If you practice for 3 hours per day it will take 9 Years to reach this level of expertise. For most skills that will result in a lot of repetitive stress on your hands and wrists.
Seems fairly simple. Put in the time as an apprentice and in time you become an expert or a master of your craft.
Some might ask, “Is there a catch?” to this process. In fact there is a Carpal Tunnel Catch 22 as follows:
Most professions require intense repetitive activity with your hands and wrists to master it for 10,000 hours presumably. People in these professions have a much higher incidence of Carpal Tunnel than the rest of the population. Often, just when your intense practice is starting to pay off, you can be stricken with hand numbness, wrist pain, hand pain, loss of grip strength, or loss of fine motor skills with your fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome strikes and prevents you from putting in the required time.
You are caught in a “Catch 22”, You are required to work many hours each day to master your craft, but the more you work with your hands and wrists, the worse your Carpal Tunnel Symptoms get.
If you are caught in this Carpal Tunnel Catch 22, you might ask:
- Do I give up on my dream?
- What about all the time already invested?
- Is all of the previous practice just lost?
- If I pick another profession, won’t I run into the same limitation with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms?
- What profession does not require intense activity with one’s hands, fingers, and wrists?
- If I have surgery, what if it goes bad and I lose some hand function? Then my dream is over.
- I understand CTS comes back even after surgery. What if I need repeat surgery?
- Surgery means a lot of downtime and lost proficiency in my craft.
- How much downtime is there with Surgery?
- Even if I press through and become an expert, what happens when Carpal Tunnel flares up right before an important event, a deadline or a concert or competition? What happens and what I do then?
These are all good questions and it is easy to get depressed when facing any kind of “Catch 22”.
But don’t despair! There are good answers and you do not have to give up your dream. You can still master your skill and achieve your dream profession!
First consider this, people like Rob Nightingale and Tim Ferriss claim that this magic number of practice hours of 10,000 can be reduce dramatically by employing tactics for faster learning. These include:
1. Creating a Reliable Feedback Loop with outside experts to identify areas you can identify that are holding you back.
2. Employing Deliberate Practice Techniques Fixing your mistakes consistently each day focusing intensely for 15 minutes to 30 minutes
3. Become a Teacher of your Skill
Second, there are proven natural methods to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without resorting to the risks, downtime and potential complications of Carpal Tunnel Surgery
The Best first line treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome according to Neurologists is The Carpal Solution Treatment. The Carpal Solution Stretching Treatment was developed by Doctors working with patients and works for 97% of people.
You can get control of your worst Carpal Tunnel Symptoms in two or three weeks and achieve complete remission of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in 6 weeks. Then it goes away for 2 to 7 years for most people.
If you feel you are in a profession that has a high incidence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you can take preventative treatment to assure that you are never set back by Carpal Tunnel in the relentless pursuit of your dream.
You simply use the Carpal Solution Stretching devices in the range of one night per week up to one night every month and it prevents the syndrome from ever getting started. As the Doctors say,
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
The Carpal Solution alternative to surgery is Self-Applied Before Retiring to Bed in Three Easy Steps
Let us consider some examples of Professions or Skills where this could apply:
|Master Rock Climber
|Fighter Jet Pilot
|Abattoir Master Butcher
|Mechanic Airline, Auto, etc.
|Web Designer Word Press
|Custom Hiking Boot Expert
|Web Marketing Expert
|Gaming Table Professional