1- Take breaks to stretch your hands and fingers and rest during the day. You will get more done with less pain if you take breaks to recover. You should rest and stretch at least every two hours.
2- There are 20-30 different types of hand stretches and exercises that are good for your hands. One to stay away from is the so called “stress ball” squeeze. Ironically this is probably the worst thing you can do for your hands for Carpal Tunnel relief and one that is pushed the hardest as a good hand exercise.
3- A reverse flex with a wide elastic band around your finger tips and thumb nail “opposite of a squeeze” is one of the best gentle stretching exercises for Carpal Tunnel prevention.
4- There are a lot of good stretching exercises on YouTube. Stick to those recommended by Medical Professionals or Yoga Experts. One caution, stay away from Yoga Poses that put a lot of weight on your hands and wrists. These are another watch out for those trying to minimize Carpal Tunnel Symptoms.
5- The best way to do it for any stretch, is to stretch gently and then hold the gentle stretch for only about 5 – 10 seconds. Then release and rest for 5 seconds and repeat the stretch for 10 – 15 repetitions. Long intense stretching can do more damage than good for injured soft tissue.
6- Have someone come with you to do the heavy lifting and save your hands and wrist for the intelligent and artistic work that you are so good at doing.
7- Order The Carpal Solution Night Time Stretching regimen that was developed by Doctors and have it on hand. Start using it a few nights before all the work begins as a preventative before the symptoms kick in. There is no other way to achieve 8 hours of gentle targeted palm stretching per day. You simply put on the Carpal Solution Stretching Device before bed and settle in for a long comfortable rest without interruption due to numb painful hands. Take it off in the morning and get about your busy day without worry. With a sound night of sleep you body’s natural healing works more efficiently to minimize all aches and pains.
8- If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, then follow the Six Week Protocol developed by the Doctors and put the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel in complete remission before the holidays get into full swing.