12 Powerful Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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The home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome include less exposure of hand-to-tool handling and, cutting devices., O and other remedies like include hand exercises, ice packs, hot treatment, castor oil pack, acupuncture, gripping pens, vitamin B6 diet, and turmeric milk, among others.

Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Home Remedies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are as follows:

Tool Handling

Usually, handling the tools causes pressure on the nerves. Thus tools which are either fat or broad in diameter should be used. According to the Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies, you can wrap gauze of cotton or some cloth or rubberized tubing around the tool, in order to make the grip stronger and easy to handle.

Cutting Devices

Tools that are to be used for cutting should be as sharp as possible. This lowers the pressure applied on the object to be cut and puts less stress on the hand.

Hand Exercises

If your hands seem to be numb, then stop working on keyboards, playing musical instruments, or punching cash register keys for a while. Lift your hands and move them in circles gently to restore the circulation of arms, shoulders, and wrists. This brings them back to their original positions, thereby relieving the tension and stress. Moving your neck forward and backward may also help.


Ice Pack

If your wrist aches, an ice pack should be applied. This reduces the pain and gives relief.

Hot Treatment

Hot water can also be used. A cotton cloth or heating pad dipped in hot water must be applied to the affected area for relief.

Castor Oil Pack

Cover your hand with a cloth and apply a layer of castor oil over it. Keep the cloth on your hand for an hour. This has been found to be an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.


As per the National Institute of Health, carpal tunnel syndrome can be cured by undergoing acupuncture therapy regularly. This practice often aims at targeting organs like the liver, kidney, and gallbladder, thereby reducing the pressure on the median nerve.

Gripping Pen

One should be extremely careful while writing. The pen should not be held too tightly as it causes pressure on the nerves which might aggravate the syndrome.

Home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome - infographicVitamin B6 Diet

One should consume more vitamin B6-rich food items like seafood, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. It helps in relieving pain and avoids prevents the syndrome to exacerbate further. Packaged food must be strictly avoided as these contain compounds that interfere with vitamin B6 uptake.

Turmeric Powder and Milk

It is advisable to drink a glass of milk mixed with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder at night. This gives relief to internal pain and wounds.

Reduce Obesity

Obese individuals must lose weight to reduce the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome. They should also perform exercises aimed at stretching the fingers and hands. This will improve their grip and provide flexibility.

Foods to Avoid

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, refined foods like pasta, meat, cakes, French fries, and donuts, as well as stimulants like coffee, tobacco, alcohol, and food allergens like milk, cream, soy, and corn should be avoided as far as possible.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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