Carpal Tunnel both wrists, Cubital Tunnel one elbow..HELP

by Michael

Hello. Neurologist did Nerve torture test(NVC) to confirm diagnosis.

I am currently wearing wrist splints at night and doing some stretching exercises.

I have changed my workstation and posture. These docs don't tell you much on how to combat this.

I believe I developed my condition from keyboarding, guitar, and weight lifting, specifically forearm exercises that put strain on my wrists. I started your ice dips last night.

Will that really help reverse CTS? Before I sink $$ into your CTS DVD, do you have testimonials that prove that your system really works?

There's a lot of stuff on the web so one has to be cautious. I don't mean it as an insult to your knowledge.

I am just going for what WILL work to reverse this.

My passion is for playing the guitar and right now I am down and out about not being able to really play without doing further damage.

I also want to get back to weight lifting. I am 43 years old, in good health and don't smoke.

Thank you,



Joshua Answers:

Hey Michael.

No worries, I don't take it personal. I'm cautious about what I buy online too. Probably not cautious enough....

So. Do I have testimonials? For the most part, no. I'm kind of a bad businessman that way, never asked for them or put any effort into gathering them for my salespages etc.

There is a certain amount of 'Hey it worked!' or 'Hey it's working' on various theads on the site, but there are about 600 Q&A threads on here at this point it time, so good luck with that. :)

And I get some 'Thank You' emails.

Anyhoo, the answer to your question is no.

And since it's likely that I'm going to continue to be a bad businessman and not ask for referrals....

I have to rely on knowing/sharing things like 'The Problem Is Not With Your Wrists'.

The problem is the entire ecology from neck to fingers. Doctors haven't really helped you, nor will they even with surgery, because they think the problem is in the Carpal Tunnel itself, or at the groove at the elbow.

It's not.

And they never ask questions like "If there is a problem with the Carpal Tunnel, what happened to make it that way?"

Which seems really odd to me.

And I have tons of focused content on the website. Many people I talk to find it makes sense to them and explains what they have going on and they find it credible.

And worse case scenario, there's a money back guarantee. Just send it back in for a full refund (contact me first though, just in case the address changes).

Moving on.

So you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both hands. And Cubital Tunnel at the elbow.

Heavy hand use for how many decades?

And getting older :)

The only downside of getting older here is that it's been decades of increasing tightness and connective tissue constriction.

And you have to reverse that if you want it to change for the better.

And yes, isn't it funny how doctors aren't particularly helpful at telling you how to actually make it better?

Rest just isn't going to fix it. Nor will Wrist splints and braces. Nor Anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen.

Maybe they'll reduce pain levels, but they don't make anything BETTER.

Tendonitis follows a predictable progressive pattern. Carpal Tunnel is included in and part of that.

If you don't effectively reverse that dynamic, nothing will really change for the better.

And if you want to get rid of Carpal Tunnel Symptoms, you also have to deal with issues up at the neck.

How do you do all that?

By sinking $40 plus S&H into The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works DVD and the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it.

Well, actually, the only thing that makes a difference is actually DOING the self care. I provide you with a few things that work reliably every time, and you have to put in the time and effort.

And yes, Ice Dipping can help fix Carpal Tunnel. It won't do everything, but it does what it does very well. For some people, it's all they need. For others, it one of a few tools necessary to get the job done.

I suspect that with your activity history, you have some Guitar Tendonitis dynamic going on as well. Which basically means some DEEP tissue constriction/shrink wrapping deep in the forearm.

Everybody's a little different, but the pattern is the same overall.

More questions, more answers.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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May 14, 2016
Cubital tunnel and splinted finger from fretting guitar
by: Jordan


I just picked up guitar again recently after having surgery to resolve a nasty case of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome which stopped me from playing for two years.

After a few months of practicing regularly I started to feel some sharp-ish pains in the pad of the index fingertip, but it was relatively mild and frequent so I largely ignored it. Soon after, I woke up one morning and something felt "off" with my fretting hand index finger.

It's worth noting that I am left handed, but I play guitar right handed - My left hand does my fretting.

The joint/knuckle at the base of the finger felt like it needed to pop, but it simply wouldn't and couldn't. It was stiff and swollen with some mild pain.

Over the week I tried to massage it and flex it, which did not help. It then progressed to some burning pain in the connective tissue that sits between the index finger knuckle and the knuckle of the middle finger.

I tried icing it with some ice packs (this is before I found your website), and I tried friction massage on the extensors/flexors of the hand. I also notice tenderness at the base of the thumb, and on the side of the hand right at the base of the index finger.

The friction massage seemed to help a little - The pain in between the knuckles subsided slightly, but the stiffness in my index finger remains. When I bend the finger down, I feel a small click at the base of the finger.

When I wake up in the morning my hand feels really stiff, and I am unable to make a fist. When I play guitar it feels fine, but when I am doing nothing with the finger it begins to hurt.

Splinting it overnight left it worse off, so I only tried that once - Movement makes it feel temporarily better, but overall the condition has not improved.

I have stopped taking NSAIDs, because for three weeks they did nothing. I started taking MSM, Glucosamine, Turmeric, and a B vitamin complex - I already take a multivitamin, fish oil, and vitamin D3 regularly.

Since finding your website I have decided to splint it to prevent using it and aggravating the tendon further - I am suspecting it is tenosynovitis. I am planning on doing rounds of ice dipping this weekend, but I am wondering if you have any further suggestions. I can't bear to stop playing guitar forever, so I need to figure something out.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Jordan.

1. How much Vit D are you taking. And/or what is your vitamin D level?

2. Tenosynovits is kinda sorta just really aggravated tendonitis. It's definitely caused by the same dynamic: too tight muscle and connective tissue, inflammation process, and nutritional lack.

3. How are you doing now? It's been a while since you posted this.

See Related: Possible Trigger Finger And Guitar Tendonitis Symptoms From Starting To Play Guitar

May 14, 2016
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