PEMF therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)  provides significant immediate as well as long-term pain relief and improvement in neuronal functions.  In this article, we’ll have a look at how Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy devices are helpful in alleviating the condition.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition with numbness, tingling and other uncomfortable neural issues in the hand and arms. When nerves in the wrist are pinched, Carpal tunnel syndrome is experienced. Luckily, non-invasive PEMF therapy using PEMF devices can help a lot.

Surrounded by ligaments and bones, the carpal tunnel or canal is a narrow passageway located on the palm of the wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to the hand and the tendons of the fingers.

A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.  Dangerous patterns of hand use such as long-term use of computers and repetitive wrist work in high-intensity sports are some of the risk factors that are common to most of us. Risk factors of CTS also include include obesity, pregnancy2 and rheumatoid arthritis. There is tentative evidence that hypothyroidism3 increases the risk. In India, Neurology India, a publication of the Neurological Society of India has just published an in-depth study1 of CTS and has similar conclusions.

For complete information about CTS, please refer to this fact sheet by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

PEMF therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When it comes to treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, PEMF therapy applied using some of the simplest PEMF devices have been proven to be very effective.

The reason PEMF works so well is that it enhances the cell’s ability to recover on a mitochondrial level. When debilitated cells in the tissues, ligaments and the carpal tunnel itself are stimulated with a PEMF device, rapid recovery ensues.

In 2008, a randomized controlled trial4 of the effects of Pulsed magnetic fields for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome concluded a high success rate in reducing pain and improving neuronal functions.

Pulsed Electromagnetic field therapy can also be used in post-natal CTS. This study5 from last year studied a big group of post-natal women with CTS and concluded PEMF therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome to be more effective than even ultrasound therapy. It just shows what we’ve always said, low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields are more effective than most other electrotherapy modalities today.

Perhaps, the fact that PEMF therapy has been researched to be effective for many of the underlying risk factors such as Neuropathy, Diabetes, Stroke and even thyroid issues should make it clear that it’s effective.

Chiropractors and Physical Therapists alike should consider adding PEMF therapy to their treatment protocols to enhance recovery from CTS and bring rapid improvement for their patients. PEMF devices can easily be ordered anywhere in the world including countries like India now. If your Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation program does not include PEMF therapy, we have affordable PEMF devices that can be utilized by anyone at ease of home.

One EarthPulse PEMF device user reported, “I’m 31 years old and have been using computers since the age of 11. My wrists were really sore and had become red as I spend up to 12 hours a day on my computer. After I started applying PEMF therapy using the EarthPulse v5 PEMF device, within a few days the pain was gone and movement of wrists was back to normal. Now after 1 year of use, my wrists feel golden and I no longer experience wrist issues anymore.”

It’s better to not let a condition get worst to a point that you would need surgery. PEMF therapy might just be a way to do that.

Desai K. Carpal tunnel syndrome: The lessons learnt and the points often overlooked in its management. Neurol India. 2018;(66):674-675.
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Shiri R. Hypothyroidism and carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis. Muscle Nerve. 2014;50(6):879-883. [PubMed]
Weintraub M, Cole S. A randomized controlled trial of the effects of a combination of static and dynamic magnetic fields on carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain Med. 2008;9(5):493-504. [PubMed]
Kamel D, Hamed N, Abdel R, Tantawy S. Pulsed magnetic field versus ultrasound in the treatment of postnatal carpal tunnel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial in the women of an Egyptian population. J Adv Res. 2017;8(1):45-53. [PubMed]
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