Self Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
locations of pinched nerves
that cause hand numbness, tingling, cold hands, wrist pain,
weakness, forearm pain, etc.
people did not want their full names published, because
they did not want employers, future employers
insurance companies, etc. looking up their names on the Internet.
Thank you for your great videos and blog, I am learning a
lot. I purchased your video set a few nights ago and found
immediate relief by massaging my forearm tendons just below the
wrist. I do not have any pain but suffer from extreme
numbness and tingling. It is well worth the $47 - 100 times
over - to learn these techniques. From the first night after
viewing your videos, I woke up with my hands so uncomfortably numb and
was able to get blood flow into both hands quickly by
massaging the tendons. I am so grateful to you, thank you.
Many thanks to you!
a graphic designer on the computer all the time. And this is where my
wrist problems started. Love all the advise that I've been
doing with your programs. Tremendous help. I went to three doctors
before I started your cousre.
Doctor put me on pain medicine, told me I had RA and referred me to a
Doctor (the Rheumatologist) said stay on the pain medicine (meloxicam)
and also put me on pennsaid. Didn't have RA. Went back, still had pain
sent me to a specialist for more tests.
Doctor said I had Carpel Tunnel and needed surgery immediately, before
more damage occurs.
wasn't going to happen. Stopped taking all the meds. Went on line to
find alternate solution. And there you were. I don't use ice packs like
I did every night and sleep better. And the pain has stopped.
Still have some numbness in the middle finger. I think if I massage
more often, and exercise like I did in the beginning, this will go
away. Especially the massage on my arm and neck.
so much for your help. Looking forward for more. You're smarter than
all those doctors.
YOU! I just watched ONE video about the false carpal tunnel where you
show how to work the pectoralis muscle and I about cried... the
numbness was relieved practically immediately!!! And after I watched
the ones on how to work the forearm muscles, I've got my fingers back!
Unbelievable! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!! ...
*big heaving sigh of RELIEF!!*
want you to know that watching your clips and exercising according to
your input re: carpal tunnel complete alleviated my left-sided carpal
am so grateful to you! I was unable to knit after 70 years of
knitting and you gave me this pleasure back!
quite right saying about the gripping as I noticed lately I'm doing a
lot of hard gripping of things. I massaged the sheath as a found them
sensitive and found relief and when I woke up in the morning my hand
and fingers was not tingling, numb, sore. It's so long ago that I can't
remember when they weren't sore. Thank You very much for a good advice,
very much appreciated.
YOU! I just watched ONE video about the false carpal tunnel
where you show how to work the pectoralis muscle and I about cried...
the numbness was relieved practically immediately!!! And
after I watched the ones on how to work the forearm muscles, I've got
my fingers back! Unbelievable! THANK YOU THANK YOU
THANK YOU!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!! I have a good massage
therapist, but she's never worked the pectoralis. I'm gonna
tell her about it for sure! *big heaving sigh of RELIEF!!*
cannot thank you enough for the help you have given me through your
online advice - videos and commentary. I suffered from what I now know
to be muscle imbalance for years after spending huge amounts of time
doing planning for my teaching job on a PC, with a completely
inappropriate chair and desk, and NO advice or support as to how long I
should spend doing this at any one time, or how to alleviate symptoms.
I also suffered whiplash twice during these years. Eventually, I
couldn't move my head from side to side AT ALL and my Achilles tendons
had shortened and were also hurting badly, so that I was limping. It
Physiotherapy - which did get my head moving again, and gave me
stretches to keep practising for both my neck and legs, things were not
improving much, as the problem kept recurring, and the tennis elbow I
was experiencing in both arms was getting worse. When numbness began in
my right hand, and I couldn't feel anything in my fingers, I became
frightened, and went to see a GP, who said it was the onset of Carpel
Tunnel Syndrome, and suggested a nerve test, possibly to be followed by
agreed to the nerve test, but thought I'd look it up online.The rest is
history - as are ALL my symptoms. I found you and followed your advice.
After a few sessions where I massaged my Pectoralis Minor muscles, a
nerve in my right arm that had been trapped zinged out, and my arm
returned to normal. that was just the beginning. I now follow your
advice in every respect, and my arms are pain-free. When I had a recent
appointment with a Physiotherapist, I told him about you. He was highly
impressed, as I was able to tell him exactly what I need to do to
maintain my movement and physical wellbeing. He could offer me no more
and sent me on my way with a smile. (And I never went for the nerve
test, by the way. I'm so glad!).
all my thanks and best wishes
had been medically diagnosed with: TMJ, Carpal tunnel, migraines...
by one you explained my symptoms, back to back... I was simply amazed
by your deep understanding, and experience about carpal tunnel.
Something which has imprisoned me, since an auto accident in 1991, over
20 years ago! With horrific physical -- agonizing nightmarish pain --
brought on by severe Whiplash!
minded' were the doctors I saw who seemed to be ignorant about my
severe chronic pain. Worse, when they implied it was due to
it or not, they at times would argue..."it's all in your head." How
could I argue with them, and behind their high medical education, I
thought miserably to myself.
I say how utterly screwed I felt.
I was blessed to have a great doctor in 2013 -- I had neck surgery to
the left side of my neck in (RFA). I was awake when I had the surgery,
but the pain from the intense surgery paled in comparison to my
just three months later, he closed his practice down, and due
family crisis. But at least I received the needed pain recovery from
his surgery to regain more health, strength, and continue to seek on
how to reduce the disastrous levels of chronic, severe, acute...chronic
all of the other previous doctors I went to see were not as well
informed as you are, or as he was, so they did not provide me with the
complete accurate medical diagnoses, therapy, and medical care.
I no longer will be lost -- any more -- with chronic pain!
vowed to stay committed to your program, and should it take me a year...
excited, I jumped forward (in particular) to the one about the Scalene
muscles. Bingo! Further validation. The absolute cause of my
TMJ/migraines. It all made sense, and finally the missing pieces to the
puzzle fell in complete perfect match as to what was the cause of my
chronic pain (several PN syndromes). TMJ, carpal, migraines...
your tips, teachings, explanations, I successfully was able to walk
myself out of chronic pain twice, and since I bought them three days
ago! I did not have to take any pain medications -- when I followed
your videos carefully.
your video carpal tunnel self therapy program, I would be lucky if only
1/8 of my pain RX would reduced my chronic pain, and anyway, they
always seemed to fail to take away my chronic pain completely. I would
be forced to continue to be imprisoned -- with an all day event of
constant pain management (countless of hours spent on: self home
therapy (I invested in - insurance did not pay), physical therapy
offices, or at a pain physicians office). I would be defeated
again, and again -- never hoped to live a pain free life.
I saw your program.
wanted to send you a big shout: Thank you!
are my Carpal Tunnel Guru guardian angle!
watching your videos, and using your techniques, I have no need for
supposed carpal tunnel surgery and severe pain was relieved in my right
shoulder, both arms, hands, right jaw, and right ear. I was also
experiencing decreased hearing in my right ear and that has been
restored! Positive benefits were rapid, and complete relief
did not take more than a few weeks - I was astounded - and so are my
family and friends who knew what I was suffering.
have been an RN for 30 years and did not know many of the things you
explain in your videos. As a young nurse I did recognize that physical
therapy, massage therapy in particular, was much more
beneficial than medication and surgery in many, many cases but at the
time I had no access to training in either field. I am so thankful for
those of you who did, especially you, and the videos you made.
spend a lot of time with my head down and forward and my arms in
front of me while I work, as you said in the videos, so I continue to
employ your advice and techniques to avert further problems.
I cannot thank you enough, and I recommend your videos to
wishes on your retirement, though you will undoubtedly continue to
bless others throughout your life, retired or not.
Muir Gartke, RN
writing to offer my thanks for your help. I've been a professional
sculptor going on thirty years. My hands were locking up on me with
painful tingling and weakness, affecting my work and generally scaring
the you know what out of me. I spent $1000 I couldn't really afford to
spend on a neurologist, who told my I have carpal tunnel in both hands
and would need surgery to repair it. On questioning, she revealed that
it doesn't always work. Yikes!
found your videos on YouTube, and thank God I did. Your
research/advice/stretches saved my life! (so to speak)
accept my undying gratitude and appreciation.
have helped my carpal tunnel problems more than I can even believe.
am so grateful to you. I had symptoms in both hands & wrists
when I contacted you last summer. I have been symptom free for 3-4
am a guitarist and music instuctor, so initially it felt devastating.
The Dr. / neurologist only had surgery to offer.. and they say i still
have "mild bi lateral carpal tunnel". Unbelievably they still offer the
surgery! No thanks, I don't need it. If I do feel any tingling (rare),
I know how to fix it ( seems to be under my pec). I can play for 3-4
hours straight, no problem.
BC , Canada
struggled for a while with hand and elbow problems (several years),
I've done all the usual, creams, straps stretches etc., mainly to no
avail, but I'm amazed at how quickly the results are coming from your
simple and effective techniques!
honestly can't thank you enough as these problems really had put the
breaks on things, it's no exaggeration to say your vids have given me a
lot to be positive about!
I have used your program and have almost cured or reversed the
situation of Carpal Tunnel which was definitely, in my case, an offset
of elbow tendonitis. The sore, stiff forearm muscles caused symptoms
similar and more painful compared to Carpal Tunnel.
Thanks for your program as it helped me focus and almost recover to
full. I say almost as I might have muscle memory of carpal tunnel and I
am still conscious of it.
Keep up the good work!
thank you for sending the remedy.My trigger thumb is fine now thanks to
you, your video and not eating processed foods. I found a large knot on
the outside of my forearm, maybe three or four inches down from my
wrist, and the muscles around around my clavicle and shoulder were a
sore knotted mess. I worked on those areas like you instructed, and
could immediately feel the difference. I only had to massage those
areas for about three days in the evening. When I eat processed foods,I
can feel it coming back, so I try to eat well. Not to get all
emotional, but when I massaged those areas, I immediately felt a
difference and I cried like a baby. I was so happy. So thank you, thank
you, thank you! You are very smart. Thank you for sharing your
knowledge with the rest of the world. You deserve to do well
am a 25 year old fashion designer and I work almost extensively with my
hands. After painting my apartment this summer I started experiencing
horrible pain in both my wrists. My physician took blood work thinking
it was a virus; all negative. She sent me to a hand specialist who
diagnosed carpal tunnel and physical therapy. I thought I was TOO YOUNG
FOR THIS.I was on my 5th week of physical therapy and things didn't
seem to be improving much when I found your program.
have learned so much about the human body from you. The doctors and
therapist didn't teach me anything about the pain originating from my
neck! I did your massage techniques for a few days and felt strikingly
better. When I went back to my therapist I asked him about the massages
and all I had learned and he agreed you have an amazing technique here
for dealing with carpal tunnel. He checked my neck muscles and told me
they were in fact INSANELY tight/tense and my posture was horrible.
have since rearrranged my work station to be more ergonomic, improved
my posture and have been massaging myself daily.
has been a few days since I purchased the program but the results
already are much better than what I was feeling after weeks of therapy.
YOU SO MUCH.
better, thank you! I had watched several of your free online videos
week and I liked your sensible approach so ordered the full program
and am so glad I did. I watched every core video and followed
the massages and exercises carefully, and now, only a few days
later, I am truly finding relief. I can hardly believe it. I
am now making my way through the rest of the videos.
am so, so pleased and grateful to you. Last night, for the first time
many, many weeks of sleep-interrupted nights, I was not awakened by
tingly numbness in my hand and fingers. I will continue to wear
at night as I had caught myself sleeping on my bent wrist. My wrist
became far too painful to do that but it will prevent me from going
to that tendency. I dare to hope if I continue to do the work that I
beat this thing without anti-inflammatory drugs, shots or surgery.
My main issue turned out to be conscientiously learning to
the pectoral muscles and massaging and stretching the neck area
and scalene muscles. I work from home and was staying at my
laptop for too long stretches at a time. I have learned my
you a happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Hilma. Your technique is one
of the things I am very thankful for this weekend.
program has helped me so much for both Ulnar and Median nerves.
I even canceled my surgery on both.
you very much!
few years ago I was sent to a specialist because I was experiencing
tingling and numbness in some fingers. I was unimpressed with the
specialist to say the least. He carried out some crude testing, where
he put a metal ring over my finger and passed an electric current into
my hand. Then he said. “You have Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome.” I couldn’t believe it when he then said
“I book you in for surgery, you pay cash, I do it
cheaper.” I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.
When I got home I did a Google search and found your website. I have
not looked back since and have been pain free for some time now.
you so much for your exercise videos for the scalenes. They are
absolutely wonderful. I have very tight scalenes, and no other exercise
I’ve encountered has been nearly so effective as yours.
I’m feeling a big difference after only two days.
I looked a number of things up on the internet about CTS, and found a
number of good exercises. You, however, put all of it into
perspective in a very common sense (and very entertaining) way and gave
me the support I needed to avoid the steroid shot I was about to get in
my left hand. You see, I do ultrasound scans for a living and
this was debilitating, demoralizing and potentially career
ending. Being the ultimate skeptic, I though what the heck, I
don't have a thing to lose. Well, after about 2 days ( YES!!
only 2 days) of doing some of the exercises and following your common
sense approach... the numbness
basically went away and I could feel my fingers going back to basically
So, THANK YOU!!! You are a really wonderful and genuine person and I
cannot really find the words to thank you enough.
Sincerely, Carol Conrad
Thank you so much for all the help and support. I am pain free at last.
I just realized that if I am stressed or worried or emotionally not ok
I tend to get the next morning
With a numb hand no pain just numb again. I then go back into the video
and help myself.
Thank you so much for insight to my nightmare of pain.
Cynthia Van der Plank
|Hilma I am a massage therapist in
California who BOUGHT your video's it has helped a lot and pointed in
the right direction. Thank you
|I just wanted to say that I am
already seeing relief from your program! I have been in so
pain for months....Shoulders, arms, elbows and hands, that I was
beginning to think I would never have any relief. I knew it
muscles, but I didn't know what to do about it, or how to help myself.
Doctors only want to give you pain medications, because they don't know
what else to do. The pectoralis minor and scalene muscles are
worst, so I am working on them quite a bit. I still
some pain, but I believe that it will eventually be gone. My
feel week at times, I think because they have been so
for so long. That too, is getting better.
Thank you. I never buy anything like this on the internet,
how thankful I am that I did this time.
ignored increasing symptoms for 6 months. My hands grew numb while
mountain biking, computer entry, stitching needlepoint gardening,
playing the piano, I began losing my grip during golf swings. In late
summer, I spent 6 hours trimming shrubs and power washing a large
driveway. When my right hand and arm tired, I used the left. 36 hours
later, I woke unable to move my fingers until I stood up and shook some
life into them. Pain developed from my fingers all the way to under my
arms. Putting my hands on the steering wheel and driving and pushing a
grocery cart were incredibly painful.
the internet, I found your Carpal Tunnel Master (I’m
still not sure how I did this.) Your information was right on
target. Now I know that I had carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve
entrapment, problems with the pectoralis minor, brachial plexus and
scalene muscles. I know because I ordered the program, followed the
video instructions and saw results. To be sure I was doing all I needed
to do, I visited my long time physical therapist who gave an
enthusiastic thumbs up to this program.
very first time I worked on the pain running along my arms I found
relief right away and didn’t have to work on them again for
several days. Of course, it took some time to completely calm down each
of the problem areas. Then again, I had really overloaded my body. But
in about 4 months, I was back to normal.Now if I find that
I’ve overused any of these areas (which is rare), I return to
Carpal Tunnel Master for a “tune-up.” Then I go
about my business and am fully active again. It’s been over a
year now. Today, I’m ordering the program for my adult son
you so much Hilma for making a lasting contribution to my
physical well being!
|I'm an obsessed guitar player and
Surveyor. The combination has proved very hard on my back and wrists.
Sledgehammers and machetes and standing for hours in the cold and
hopping fences and fighting off dogs...
I'm getting some help from Chiro and massage for my back but I think
it's more of a forearm issue since it is so tight.
Anyway, I feel like I have found someone who actually "gets it".
Thank you so much.
|Hi, My name is Noman Hussain. I am
physical therapist and practice at my own clinic here in Karachi,
Paksitan. I have a patient whom the doctors are misdiagnosing as Carpel
Tunnel whereas she is having tight scalene muscles. I am already using
stretching techniques on her but Hilma's excellent videos helped me
understanding and further counselling the patient in a far better way.
Thanks very much. Thats what we say " True contribution to the
Firstly, thank you so much for your exercise videos for the scalenes.
They are absolutely wonderful. I have very tight scalenes, and no other
exercise I’ve encountered has been nearly so effective as
yours. I’m feeling a big difference after only two days.
Claudia Contessini, PhD
your site is a treasure!
for sharing this very helpful and restorative information with the
world. Your pec stretches have made me a new woman - the muscles around
my shoulder blades were almost locked down, but no more. Ditto the
helpful forearm massages and the scalene exercise. It makes such a
difference to KNOW what is going on/wrong with one’s muscles
and tendons and how to properly counteract (and prevent) overuse and
for the tips,since few
weeks ago I
have problems with my left forearm,flexor side particular in the
pronator teres muscle it feel like a little bump there,I’m
following your tips to find some relive,please contac me if you have
any thing else that will help me .Thank you….
|Wow, Hilma, thank you so much for
beautiful, positive lesson. I work with my hands, and play an
instrument, and have been having carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome type
symptoms for a number of years. I will be trying your massage
techniques, and I hope they work for me. My arm does feel nice after
just five minutes massage. Also, your explanation of the venous and
lymph systems makes a lot of sense, and I will be doing these exercises
as directed. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
|Thank you so much! I needed a way
my forearms without using my hands.
carpal tunnel course is awesome ---- this,
along with yoga and swimming are beginning to slowly
help...... Was not able to get on the
computer at all (not able to work at the moment due to 9-10 hrs
computer time). Today, have been on the computer for 1/2 hr with no
pain (1st time!! Yeah!!!).
is amazing and sad how the doctor's push for the surgery/cortisone
injections.... am a nurse and fully understand the
consequences of these..... do not want any part of it. Am
very willing to put in the effort......
keep at it ... Hoping for a full recovery....
Day and thank you again.
I just stumbled upon your website and boy do I wish I would have seen
it a couple of years ago. My story is VERY long but to try and make it
short, I was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome two years ago. I
have since had two first rib resections and a scalenectomy wich have
unfortunatlly have not worked. I have been unable to work for a year
and a half. I went to PT many times and it never helped. To think that
the whole time that my muscles were so so tight they caused all of my
symptoms almost brings me to tears. Your website is very helpful Thank
have had TMJ disorder for years now and I am seeing a physiotherapist
and osteapath, scalene and SCM are always a problem with me, I often
need reminding as to what I need to do because of the many problems I
have. This video has helped me tremendously this
have seen a specialist for Carpel Tunnel only to find out that I did
not have this problems, but still I had all the symptoms, by doing the
scalene exercises which I will need to repeat many times I
managed to relieve some pain. Thank you for helping people who just
about had it with pain and discover that others like you want to
help... ( I have spent lots of $$$$ for treatments).
you. Rachel, Ottawa, ON.
I wanted you to know how much your video helped me. I had numb fingers
in my right hand for several months and was finding it very hard to do
my work as a bookbinder, plus it was depressing me--scary. Out of
frustration I searched the Internet and found your excellent website. I
did all of the exercizes you suggested and showed and it worked. Thank
you so much for mounting this useful information. It's hard to believe
that the numbness started under my arm, especially as you say, I felt
it in my shoulder blade area. I never would have figured it out if it
weren't for your videos. I think I traced the source of the problem to
some intensive flax spinning I had been doing, in combination with bad
posture while spinning. If it happens again, I'll know what to do much
sooner than before. You are truly a healer.
Many thanks, Mindy Dubansky
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days I hated to use my hands at all because they hurt. I had
a whole variety of pains, sometimes it was like electric needles in the
palm, sometimes one hand or the other and sometimes both. Frequently I
had pain in the base of the thumb. Sometimes the fingers would throb
like the blood couldn't get thru. A lot of time they bothered me at
night and they would ache up to the elbows if I had cut the
grass or snowblowed. Sometimes the pain in the palm of my hand felt
like bones on bones and it hurt to stretch my hands. Almost always they
had this condition since '94 and just lived with it. I never sought
medical treatment because I didn't like the advice that was
given (surgery or pills) For quite a
while I took B6 200mg a day and that did help, but I never took aspirin
or motrin..Just out of curiosity one day I decided to look on the
internet to see if there was anything new on this problem.
I bought Hilmas course. I started with scalene stretches and got
immediate relief. Then the next few days as i got thru the videos I
used the tennis ball to massage the forearms and upper arms and did the
stretch against the wall. Right away I was practically pain free and
now I can hardly remember what the pain was like!
The numbness is gone and my hands are more limber and I'm
going to keep them this way!
am so relieved about this, because I thought I was destined to end up
like my aunt someday, and I was afraid of getting helpless. My hands
were getting stiff, it hurt to put on gloves, I'm an LPN
(semi retired) and I used to have to wet my hands
to get those rubber gloves on, so they would slide on easier.
you for all you do for people,
|Wanna say thank you in which i
your videos and they were definitely of great help.
Thanks a million!!
you for helping. I am at my
wit’s end. I have been using acupuncture for CTS–
hasn’t helped. I am also using splints on my forearms at
night. I am not sleeping and I am hurting at my wrists shoulders and
upper back. I did your stretches and they did seem to help.
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