People who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) often have trouble with the compression of the median nerve (the central hand nerve). This nerve goes from the lower-arm through the wrist to the hand. The part of the wrist through which the nerve goes is called the carpal tunnel. This is also the tunnel in which tendons are placed. With carpal tunnel syndrome, a swelling occurs, which increases the pressure on the carpal tunnel. Nerves are sensitive to the pressure because of their nature. Because of this, the nerve in the carpal tunnel is often compressed.
The swelling that occurs with CTS can be a result of an overuse of a hand, an accident, pregnancy, diabetes, obesity or an underactive thyroid. In general, CTS is more common in women than in men.
The compression of the nerve can cause the following complaints:
- Tremors in the hand or fingers.
- Pain in the hand or fingers, with extension to the lower-arm, elbow and shoulder.
- Numbness in hands or fingers.
- Senseless and stiff fingers or hands.
- Decrease of strength in the hand.
Complaints often increase at night and during the use of the hand.
The pressure on the nerve is often caused by inflammation. The inflammation cells can be stopped by Palmidrol.
Palmidrol regulates diverse physiological processes and is effective in several cases, such as nerve pain, inflammation and sciatica. Namely, Palmidrol affects glia cells and neurons.
This can stop the vicious circle of inflammation and pain.
Palmidrol with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In a couple of clinical studies, Palmidrol is studied with sciatica and/or chronic back pain caused by CTS. In total, 1366 patients were tested in 8 studies. These studies, among other things, were presented at an international conference on neuropathic pain in Athens in 2010.
In the studies, two different dosages (300 and 600 milligrams per day) were used as a treatment which was compared to a placebo. The subjects were all the patients who suffered from chronic nerve pain. The pain decreased up to 50% with the subjects, without any side effects.