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What is carpal tunnel? Pain or numbness that affects some part of the median nerve distribution of the hand. It affects the palmar side of the thumb, the index finger, the radial half of the ring finger, and the radial half of the palm, and its may also radiate into the arm.
Lift the clients hand up off of the towel, with their elbow resting on the other
With your hands around their wrist, firmly hold it with one hand, and run the thumb of the other wrist down the inside of their arm (this should cause the fingers to automatically open if the hand is closed in a fist)
Lay the hand gently back down on the towel, and using the first two fingers (with the middle on top of the index) move back and forth, in small quick movements (this is called vibration-a form of tapotement)
Ground yourself by placing both hands on the clients arm