Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a sign of the times. Using your hands to work gaming devices and manoeuvre your computer mouse easily creates a pinched nerve in the wrist. For many the resulting pain can become almost unmanageable and lead to issues for their daily work and even their favourite past times. The good news is that many people have found relief from Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM).
CTS and the Symptoms
CTS leads to issues that can include not only pain but numbness and weakness. Numbness usually affects the index and middle fingers while the thumb is most commonly affected by weakness. The carpal tunnel consists of eight bones found in the wrist. These bones are called carpal and the way they are situated they form a tunnel that contains the nerves connected to the hand.
If you suffer from CTS common symptoms can include:
- Disturbances from sleep due to pain
- Inability to use the fingers
- A swollen feeling
- Tingling in the hands during the day with inability to squeeze
- Loss of strength in the thumb
- Shooting pain from the hand to the shoulder
MSM provides much needed sulphur which can assist in reducing the pain and discomfort of CTS. Many people do not realise that sulphur is an essential nutrient which plays a key role in joint health. It occurs naturally in joint tissue and also stabilises connective tissue in tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Sulphur is found in many foods but it is often lost once cooked. An MSM supplement can provide you with the sulphur you need.
MSM Powder and Pain
MSM supplements can assist with managing CTS pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also supports the healing of tissue that can be damaged due to repetitive injuries such as those found in CTS and the ensuing long-term inflammation.
If you are interested in taking MSM for pain you must use pure MSM powder which is far more bioavailable. This means it is easily absorbed. The anti-caking products used in many MSM powder supplements will reduce the body's ability to absorb the sulphur.
Here at MISMO we offer a high quality MSM powder a larger grain to avoid clumping and therefore no fillers or anti-caking ingredients are required. To help decrease the inflammation of CTS 3000 mg of MSM powder is required twice daily.