Can Carpal Tunnel heal over time?

by diana hauptmann
(algona ia usa)

I was told by the doctor in 2001 after testing that I had carpal tunnel. My hands hurt worse now so I went to a different doctor and after testing she says there is no carpal tunnel that maybe it healed itself. Can that happen?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Diana.

You didn't leave your email address at the notification section so I hope you find this response.

The body can heal Carpal Tunnel, yes.

But as you'll read in the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome section, it's not particularly likely.

Though it's entirely common for pain to come and go. Pain can stay a way for a long time, or a short time, it just all depends on what's happening underneath the surface of the skin.

Granted, Carpal Tunnel Symptoms can come from a variety of directions: repetitive motion, gluten intolerance, vitamin B6 deficiency, magnesium deficiency, etc.

And the body is always compensation and adapting, so sure, something could have changed.

Plus, one or both of your doctors might have been wrong.

And they're wrong anyway, because Carpal Tunnel is not an injury. There's nothing to 'heal'.

What there is is a Pain Causing Dynamic.

Meaning, structures anywhere from neck to wrist get tight, stay tight, and cause pain and/or numbness and tingling.

That Pain Causing Dynamic is the mechanism of ALL forms of Tendonitis

See: What Is Tendonitis

See: Tendonitis DVDs and Tendonitis Ebooks.

The Pain Causing Dynamic explains why you had pain, why it goes away (because the body is always trying to fix things that aren't working right), and why you still (may) have pain.

Make sense?

1. Did you have numbness/tingling before but don't now?

2. Why exactly does the doctor think it healed itself?

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.

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Sep 09, 2018
Carpal tunnel symptoms comes and goes
by: Vicki S

I had a doctor diagnose me with carpal tunnel. Sometimes there is no pain, sometimes it is a burning sensation, and sometimes the pain is excruciating - like lightning bolts coming out from my fingers!

Want no surgery as had total knee replacement for

Have neck pain and Achilles Tendonitis (self-diagnosed). All that I mentioned are on the right side of my body and tho CT came first, they are probably all related.

Q - Massage helps, but do I use heat or ice?

Could the Tendonitis be caused by my uneven gate following my left knee surgery?

I am reticent to start using supplements like magnesium, CoQ10, or B6 without discussing with doctor - if he doesn’t agree, do I just forge ahead with it?


Joshua Comments

Hi Vicki.

"Could the Tendonitis be caused by my uneven gate following my left knee surgery? "

Definitely possible, but it's more likely the opposite direction, that the decreased functionality (before and after the surgery) caused by the/related to the tendonitis dynamic resulted in the poor gait/decreased ability to gait correctly. (Meaning, the tendonitis dynamic [decreased ability to function] caused the poor gait and the thing the surgery was trying to fix).

"I am reticent to start using supplements like magnesium, CoQ10, or B6 without discussing with doctor - if he doesn’t agree, do I just forge ahead with it?"

You're unlikely to find a doctor that does agree, so.....

But hey, if your doctor fixed all your tendonitis problems then s/he is a great resource/a great person to listen to. Of course the reverse of that is probably true as well....did your doctor fix all of your tendonitis problems? One of them?

"they are probably all related."

100% true. One level of relation is, when there's not enough of certain kind of nutrition, the body can't function properly...and it's downhill from there. (Doctors tend to treat each location of pain like it's it's own individual issue, unrelated to each other.)

"heat or ice"

I'm a fan of cold, as it does what heat does plus more.

Let me know if that answered your questions, and if you have any other questions.

See: Age 29 Chronic Tendonitis Pain In Multiple Locations

See Related: Tendonitis In Multiple Locations Including Foot And Wrist And Headaches And Muscle Fatige

Sep 01, 2014
Is it Carpal Tunnel Or Am I Just Freaking Out?
by: Michael

I believe i may have Carpal Tunnel but I don't know. I don't show any real big signs the only thing is when i move my thumb in a circular motion it grinds in my wrist.

Is this a sign of carpal tunnel or am i just freaking out?


Hi Michael.

From what you just said, my response is: You're just freaking out.

To be Carpal Tunnel you technically have to have some numbness and/or tingling in one or more of the thumb/pointer finger/middle finger (as well as other symptoms that matchup perfectly with Wrist Tendonitis Symptoms)

Tight muscles pull on tendons that cross joints, and that pull results in compressed joints, thus the 'grinding' sensation.

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