Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Most of those affected do not take the symptoms of the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome seriously enough: What can be bad about it if your hands fall asleep at night? But be careful: Carpal tunnel syndrome develops slowly...
Do your hands tingle and fall asleep and your fingers sometimes feel numb and somehow furry?
Do you wake up at night from tingling and pain in your hands and only shaking and massaging it helps?
Do you have pain in your hands after exertion and often does the pain even radiate into your arm?
Is your thumb losing strength, are things falling out of your hand, is it harder for you to grip small objects?
If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, then you probably have carpal tunnel syndrome. Around 10 % of all people over the age of 40 suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, women are affected around five times more often than men.
Up until a few years ago, the only option for those affected was surgery, but that is different now. curpal® is an effective method to treat the painful carpal tunnel syndrome yourself.
Without surgery, without painkillers and without side effects. The application is easy, even for those affected who have little strength in their hands.
Important: The earlier carpal tunnel syndrome is treated, the better the chances of permanently relieving the pain.
The creeping development
Many of our customers have been able to reduce or eliminate their pain while avoiding surgery and medication.
Fingers and hands fall asleep at night.
A typical sign of carpal tunnel syndrome in the early stages is that your fingers go to sleep at night. In the beginning it is usually just a tingling in the hands. If you rub and shake them, the tingling usually goes away quickly.
Fingers and hands fall asleep at night.
If carpal tunnel syndrome is left untreated, the pain will spread up the arm and shoulder. And if the pain initially only occurred after exertion, it is now coming more and more frequently and without any recognizable reason.
The strength decreases, the fingers become numb.
In advanced carpal tunnel syndrome, the senses in the fingers are lost: it is harder to button up clothes and grip small objects. Gradually, the fingers become more and more numb.
curpal® - FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Is curpal® an alternative to surgery?
The classic indication for carpal tunnel syndrome is surgery. Treatment with curpal® can make an operation unnecessary.
Does treatment with curpal® have any side effects?
Treatment with curpal® has no side effects. If necessary, you can use curpal® in consultation with a doctor treating you. This is especially true for people with osteoporosis.
Does the health insurance company cover the costs for curpal®
Although curpal® has a medical approval, it is not yet listed as an aid in the catalog for reimbursable products. For this reason, the acquisition costs of the device are not routinely covered by health insurance companies. However, we recommend that you always ask your own health insurance company.
How should curpal® be used?
curpal® should initially be used approx. 3 x 3 x 3 times a day for 6 to 8 weeks: You take curpal® three times a day and inflate the device three times with each use and allow the stretching to take effect for three minutes each time. The symptoms often subside significantly within the first 3-6 weeks, so that the treatment can then be reduced. After about 8 weeks, treatment with curpal® is required either as a preventive measure or only after the pain symptoms have returned. The effort required to use curpal® is low, 3 x 3 minutes per application are sufficient.
Are there studies that have examined the effectiveness of curpal®?
curpal® is one of the so-called manual therapies. A prospective randomized study comes to the conclusion that manual therapy, which also includes the use of curpal®, is just as effective as surgery. The study compared the effects of a surgical procedure with weekly manual therapies.
In the study, 50 of the 100 participants underwent surgery. All had pain and sensory disturbances in the supply area of the median nerve for at least 6 months. According to the study, after 3 months, the manually treated patients even reported a lower level of pain than the operated patients. The results of this study are consistent with the feedback from our patients.
click on this link, if you want to look at the study that was published in the German Medical Journal.