carpal tunnel syndrome
Dear Masahiro (Hiro) Imafuji.
My name is Guillermo, I'm from Argentina, and I’m 45 years old. I've practiced kendo for about six years, but in 2010 I leave it because I started to suffer carpal tunnel syndrome.
I really want to practice again, but the doctors say that I shouldn't. Do you know some kind of exercise or technic I could practice to treat this illness and start kendo again? Thank you very much for your time and consideration.Answer:
First of all, and I always say this, please consult with your doctor. And I do not know any exercise or technic you should try.
Here is what I do. I have a lot of old injuries and I still suffer from the pains before/during/after training.
After training, I ice my shoulders and left knee. And I take protein after training. It feels like it helps to decrease the pain I would have the next day.
Find a good doctor/chiropractor/massage therapist/acupuncturist/ who actually cares about you. Find those who can take a pain away so you can do physiotherapy. This is first thing you need to do, I think.
If you have a pain, you cannot even do physiotherapy.
After exercise, icing is a must.
Hope this helps.