Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Overproof Foot Lounge

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome  is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.
     The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers (not your little finger).
     Pressure on the median nerve causes carpal tunnel syndrome. This pressure can come from swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller. Many things can cause this swelling, including:
  • Illnesses such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypothyroidism
  • Making the same hand movements over and over, especially if the wrist is bent down (your hands lower than your wrists), or making the same wrist movements over and over
  • Pregnancy
A hand massage  is relaxing and provides you with immediate health benefits, such as:
  •  reduces scar tissue and adhesions that cause decreased finger and wrist mobility
  •  improves your hand's various ranges of motion and flexibility
  •  improves circulation to your injured tissues
  •  helps speed your healing following trauma by bringing more nutrients to the area of  injury 
Why wait. Book your healing sessions today. Call 780-807-5735 or visit our web page at

Swollen Feet

Overproof Foot Lounge
103, 10256 112 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5K 1M4

Swollen feet and ankle are a common occurrence for most people.  It does not represent a disease but rather the symptom of an underlying disease. Poor circulation equals leg swelling. The lymphatic system collects wastes from all around the body. When lymph circulation becomes poor/bad, excess fluids and waste, start to accumulate in the body. This accumulation of water and waste products causes unnecessary swelling in the legs. Causes of swollen feet and ankles are numerous and includes the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Injuries
  • Medications
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Alcoholism
  • Liver failure
  • Infections
  • Being overweight
  • Lymphedema
  • Blood clots
  • Prolong standing
  • Airplane rides
Swelling symptoms are dependent on the underlying causes. Symptoms may range form a painless increase in foot and ankle size, textural changes, changes in skin color, warmth in skin temperature, and ulceration with pus drainage.
Depending on the cause of the swelling, treatment can be simple as a lymphatic foot massage. Massage works to improve circulation in the lymph system, effectively healing the swelling in your legs. Massaging the feet and ankles with firm pressure helps to move the excess fluid out to the affected area. 

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