Tendon Gliding Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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  • The lumbar side glide exercise is a great way to attempt to self-treat your low back pain or leg pain that may be coming from your lumbar spine. It is a simple exercise to do, as it can be performed anywhere a wall is present.

    Start at an appropriate number of repetitions for you and gradually increase until you can easily perform 5 to 10 repetitions daily of each exercise. Count one complete starting point to finishing point and back to starting point cycle as one repetition. If pain or symptoms are elicited or increased, decrease the number or repetitions or switch to another nerve glide exercise.

  • You will be able to progress to the next level of exercise when you no longer fill a sensation of pulling. Follow the below instructions for the radial nerve glide exercise and additional tips to decrease pain in the radial nerve area.

    The ulnar nerve extends the length of your arm from the back of your neck. Majority of people suffer cubital tunnel syndrome wiht pain occuring behind the elbow area. This can be due to bone spurs, swelling, cysts near the elbow, or repetitve prolonged activities that require the elbow to be bent or flexed. The nerve can become irritated when pressue occurs in the area. Some doctors recommend performing nerve gliding exercises that may improve symptoms and minimize the effects of your arm and wrist getting stiff.

  • Try the following tendon gliding exercises to help decrease the pain and tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. You can also use the exercises to help prevent future problems with carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Pressure on the ulnar nerve can result in a tingling feeling in the little and ring fingers of the hand or the elbow. A nerve glide exercise you can do as part of an ulnar tunnel program involves standing tall and holding the injured arm next to your side. Bend your wrist so that your palm to faces the ceiling and bend your elbow slightly. The wrist may be kept in neutral if bending the wrist is too painful. Lift your arm toward the ceiling as high as you can until you experience more tingling in your hand or elbow. Drop your arm about 20 degrees and tilt your neck toward your opposite shoulder. Straighten your neck and then tilt it again twice more.