About 16 million people in the United States (approximately 5 percent) have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which occurs when the Median nerve is compressed as it travels through the wrist.
The Transverse Carpal Ligament looks like a tunnel that runs across the wrist. And while there are plenty of nerves and ligaments that go through the wrist and into the hand, the median nerve is the only nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel.
Research has shown that rehab is the most effective way to heal carpal tunnel and eliminate chronic pain. A high quality rehab program fixes the muscle imbalances that cause Carpal Tunnel. (American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Journal of Athletic Training, etc.)
For example, rehab will help you take the stress OFF the wrist and improve nerve gliding. And remember, when you open up the Carpal Ligament properly, the Median nerve can travel through it uncompressed. And of course, that will eliminate the pain and muscle atrophy in the hand.