Do You Get Numbness or Tingling, in Your Hands and Fingers?
Are You Worried About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
“Discover How To Get Your Hands Back to Normal.”
Reverse Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
And Things that Mimic it.
Quickly, Safely, and Easily
NO Shots NO Pills NO Gizmos NO Surgery
Online Self-Help Methods with Video Instruction
Developed by a massage therapist desperate for a solution for her own overworked hands.
“He Said My Methods Wouldn’t Work”
Let me tell you about Jim (real person but not his real name). He ordered my Carpal Tunnel Master Program and within less than two days asked for a refund because he said my videos wouldn’t help him at all..
Well two days isn’t enough to know if anything works. So I contacted him. He said he had already tried every kind of stretching and massage technique there was. He even had a doctor give cortisone shots in both wrists. But nothing had helped.
As he was desperate, he agreed to let me try to help.
He was a semi-pro dirt bike racer and wanted to turn pro. But within 10 minutes after getting on his bike, his hands would go numb. Some of the races were 3 hours long.
I asked, “When you get off your bike and put your arms down, are they still numb?”
He said, “No, within 10 minutes they are back to normal”.
I told him, “You do not have carpal tunnel syndrome.”
He argued with me saying he had all the symptoms. I told him where his problem was coming from — (something he would have known if he hadn’t skipped the first CORE Video).
That’s when I told him about the Dimmer Switch Analogy. More on that later.
The reason nothing had worked for Jim:
He Didn’t Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
But He Had a Problem. A BIG Problem.
And it was stopping him from the career he wanted.
But like a lot of people, Jim never considered any other possibility than carpal tunnel syndrome (and neither did the doctor that gave him the injection).
In fact, carpal tunnel syndrome is not the most common cause of work related hand numbness.
- Your fingers feel numb, part of the time or all of the time
- You’ve started dropping things
- You wake up with numbness in the hands
- You need two hands to hold dishes or a coffee cup
- You’ve cut down doing things you love – like playing music, gardening, doing crafts, carpentry, painting, playing video games, etc.
- Are you worried about your career?
- Are you worried about your future income?
- Are you scared about medical costs?
- Are you terrified you will need surgery?
- Have you heard some horror stories about carpal tunnel surgery gone wrong?
- Have some your friends had a long recovery time from surgery?
- Has your doctor scared you with terms like “permanent nerve damage”?
- Are you pressured into getting surgery?
You can get your hands back to normal.
Even if you think you’ve tried everything.
Who Am I?
My name is Hilma Volk. I was 40 years old when I entered massage school back in 1990. And the first day of class the instructor said that carpal tunnel syndrome was a hazard for massage therapists.
Well, being from the sticks, I didn’t even know what carpal tunnel syndrome was. A classmate who had surgery on both wrists explained it to me. And I wondered why she wanted to become a massage therapist. Of course carpal tunnel syndrome is a hazard for a huge number of occupations: hairdressers, waiters, factory workers, machine operators, musicians, grocery baggers, computer typists, and on and on and on.
In massage school we also had classes in anatomy and physiology, kinesology, hydrotherapy, diseases, and other stuff. Those were taught by chiropractors. And from the many discussions we had about it, I thought I knew a lot about carpal tunnel syndrome.
Turns out I didn’t know diddly.
A few years later I was working at a large resort. At first the shifts were 10 hours long. And my hands and fingers started getting numb. I really scared about losing my fairly new career.
The stretches I learned in massage school weren’t working. In fact they made my problem worse.
I starting looking through every book, magazine article and Internet page on the subject I could find. There were a lot of information on who gets it and why and how many people and industries it affects, and so on They gave few stretches. The only thing they offered that helped me at all was icing.
Right away I was practically pain free
I’ve had this condition since ’94 and just lived with it. I never sought medical treatment because I didn’t like the advice that was given (surgery or pills) For quite a while I took B6 200mg a day and that did help, but I never took aspirin or motrin..Just out of curiosity one day I decided to look on the internet to see if there was anything new on this problem.
Well, I bought Hilmas course. I started with scalene stretches and got immediate relief. Then the next few days as i got thru the videos I used the tennis ball to massage the forearms and upper arms and did the stretch against the wall. Right away I was practically pain free and now I can hardly remember what the pain was like! The numbness is gone and my hands are more limber and I’m going to keep them this way!
Thank you for all you do for people.
Jackie Semi-Retired Nurse
I’m a graphic designer on the computer all the time. And this is where my wrist problems started. Love all the advise that I’ve been doing with your programs. Tremendous help. I went to three doctors before I started your cousre.
1st Doctor put me on pain medicine, told me I had RA and referred me to a Rheumatology.
2nd Doctor (the Rheumatologist) said stay on the pain medicine (meloxicam) and also put me on pennsaid. Didn’t have RA. Went back, still had pain sent me to a specialist for more tests.
3rd Doctor said I had Carpel Tunnel and needed surgery immediately, before more damage occurs.
That wasn’t going to happen. Stopped taking all the meds. Went on line to find alternate solution. And there you were. I don’t use ice packs like I did every night and sleep better. And the pain has stopped. Still have some numbness in the middle finger. I think if I massage more often, and exercise like I did in the beginning, this will go away. Especially the massage on my arm and neck.
What is the Carpal Tunnel?
The carpal tunnel is like a ditch lined with wrist bones. Across the top of that ditch is a hard strap called the transverse carpal tunnel ligament.
Through that “tunnel” passes the median nerve and nine flexor tendons (described later).
If the median nerve is compressed you will have numbness or other sensations in the palm side of the thumb, first two fingers. and half of the ring finger. (Never the little finger)
That numbness is the primary symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). However, there could be other causes.
If it is carpal tunnel syndrome and it caused by things you have done with your hands either through your occupation or hobby or other things you do in life…
There are two causes.
One is from repetitive use of your wrist and/or fingers.
When you move your fingers up and down, like in typing, that motion is actually caused by your forearm muscles.
You can prove that by grasping your upper forearm with the opposite hand and feel what happens when your move your wrist and fingers.
The muscles on the palm side of the forearm are called flexor muscles. They are the ones that close your fingers. The ones on the back side of the forearm are the ones that open the fingers. They are called extensor muscles.
The forearm muscles attach to your fingers through long skinny tendons. Those tendons go through hollow tubes that are called tendon sheaths. And there is lubrication in those sheaths.
Those tendons are like cables. When you move your fingers up and down, up and down, the tendons move back and forth, back and forth in those tendon sheaths.
That lubrication is not motor oil. You know that in the engine in a car, those pistons move up and down. They can up and down all day. But if you run out of motor oil or there is a lot of dirt in it, the friction causes the engine to seize up. The motor is ruined.
Tip: If you use your hands and fingers for more than 20 minutes at a time without giving them at least a five minute break, you’re drying out the synovial fluid (the lubrication) in there. And that causes friction. And that causes tiny pieces of your tendon or your tendon sheath to chafe off.
And that accumulates gunk and irritation inside those tendon sheaths and they start to swell up.
Tip: When you’re working, have the back of your hand and the back of your forearm in a straight line. Why? When those tendons go around a corner it is like having a rope around a tree branch that you’re pulling back and forth.
Both of these positions are wrong.
When your tendons have to go around corners, you’re creating the possibility of more friction. more accumulation of gunk in the tendon sheath. All that causes swelling and less room in the carpal tunnel.
What do doctors do?
What a lot of doctors do – and they call it a conservative method – is prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs.
While that decreases the the swelling in the short term – in the long run it makes your problem worse. Because it interferes with your natural healing process.
Drugs have NEVER EVER cured carpal tunnel syndrome.
Knowledgeable doctors know this. But a huge number of doctors apparently don’t.
Why drugs are bad for carpal tunnel syndrome
Not even counting potential side effects
Your body has these cells that are called macrophages that can ooze in and out of just about anything in your body. They gobble up anything that doesn’t belong there: like dead cells, bacteria, even little pieces of metal. Then they transport them out of there.
But when you are taking drugs, the brain doesn’t get the message that there is a problem. It’s like having firemen in the firehouse never getting the message that there is a fire.
The Carpal Tunnel Master Program reveals how you can stimulate the healing process instead of interfering with it.
What else do doctors do?
Cortisone shots are a common “conservative method.” And it generally works for awhile. Cortisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory. But it doesn’t last. The problem usually comes back.
Warning: Repeated cortisone shots can deteriorate muscles, it can deteriorate tendons, even bone. There is no way to reverse that.
Responsible doctors don’t give cortisone shots in the same place more than twice in a person’s lifetime.
The Second Major Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…
Tight forearm muscles. Whether it’s from repetitive use of your hands or from gripping. Could be from gripping anything from weights, to jack hammers, to machinery, to mountain bikes, to pruning shears, or anything else.
You are using the muscles that close your fingers a lot more powerfully than the muscles that open the fingers. And that causes muscle imbalance and tight muscles in the forearm
When muscles are overused, muscle fibers can get stuck together. Or muscle cells can get stuck in contraction.
Either way, that shortens the forearm muscles on the flexor side (palm side). And that shortening causes the wrist to curl forward, causing less room in the carpal tunnel.
What do doctors do about that?
They recommend that you wear a wrist splint at night. And that’s actually a good idea because that keeps the carpal tunnel open while your are sleeping so your hand isn’t flopping around in bed.
But that’s not curing anything.
The real solution is to loosen up those tight forearm muscles.
If the wrist splint doesn’t make any difference, then your problem is coming from somewhere else.
I’ll explain that later when I talk about the “Dimmer Switch Analogy.”
Then there is Surgery…
The purpose of the surgery is to create more room in the carpal tunnel to take the pressure off the median nerve.
They are not fixing the nerve. They are taking the pressure off it.
If you could take the pressure off yourself, you wouldn’t need the surgery.
The reason you are born with the transverse carpal tunnel ligament is it provides leverage for gripping.
Practically everyone who has this surgery is left with a weaker grip.
Of those whose grip strength returns, it is because of scar tissue formation.
Surgeries of any kind carry the risk of serious infection. Or additional damage can be caused.
What a surgeon calls success and what a patient calls success are usually not the same. Most surgeons claim a 92% to 93% success rate – or 7 to 8 surgeries out of 100 fail for various reasons.
What a surgeon calls success is that the pressure is relieved off the median nerve, regardless of whatever new pain the patient feels or how long their time is off of work.
Surgery is not an instant magic bullet.
This is from actual surgical clinic post-op handouts
After Surgery this is what you have to do:.
- First 2 Days: Ice 20 minutes every hour. Keep arm elevated.
- First 3 Days: Keep Dressing Dry.
- Take prescribed pain medication as long as needed.
- After First 2 Days: Ice 20 minutes at a time 2 to 3 times a day until swelling goes down.
- First 2 Weeks: Keep arm elevated as much as possible.
- During Weeks 2 to 4: Do prescribed exercises 3 times a day to keep hand from stiffening up.
- After 4 Weeks: Start the strengthening exercises.
When can you return to work after surgery? Two weeks for is average for light duty worker. For heavy duty workers it may take a month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months. About 23% of industrial workers cannot return to the same type of work they had before.
Even so, a large number of patients complain of a different type of pain in the wrist lasting months after the surgery. Doctors tell them that this is normal.
Instead of all that icing and all those post-op exercises, why not try something non-invasive instead?
- That will not put you at risk
- That will not require down time from work
- That you only have to do 5 minutes at a time, 2 or 3 times a day
- That most people find relief within a week (depending on how severe they were)
- That requires no special equipment
- That if the problem comes back you know exactly how to fix it
- That can be done in the comfort of your own home – or about anywhere else
Carpal tunnel surgery is almost never an emergency surgery.
Yet many doctors push their patients into having it done and scare them with warnings of “risk of permanent nerve damage.”
Doctors who had a financial interest in surgical clinics were 50% more likely to recommend non emergency surgeries than doctors who didn’t – according to researchers in a University of Michigan study.
Surgeons only consider splints and shots as “conservative treatments”. Yet these usually fail and are only passive things for you. Yet after surgery they have the you do all these things to recover from the trauma of the surgery. Does that seem strange to you?
Let’s go back to Jim, the dirt bike racer.
How did I know he did not have carpal tunnel syndrome, after only a few minutes of discussion? How did I know, when the doctor who gave him those cortisone shots didn’t know?
How did I know where his problem WAS coming from?
He told me that when he put his hands down the numbness went away.
Put your arms up and hold them there for about 5 minutes. If you get more numbness in your hands, but when you put them down the numbness goes away…
That is caused by a muscle on the side of the chest that you almost never feel pain it. But that muscles is tight and pressing on your nerve. And you feel it in your hand. That brings us to…
“The Dimmer Switch Analogy”
I’m sure you are familiar with a dimmer switch. If you turn it up the lamp gets brighter. You turn it down the light gets dimmer. What it does is it controls the amount of electricity going through the switch.
Now lets say there were a series of dimmer switches and the lamp was dim. You could not tell by looking at the lamp which switch was dimming – or if multiple switches were a little bit dimmed.
The lamp couldn’t tell either. The only way to tell would be to examine each switch.
Well your nerves are a lot like electric wires. The nerves that run into your hand, come out of the lower neck vertebrae, go down the front of your neck, under your collar bone, under your arm pit, and down your arm.
And when you feel numbness in your fingers, you brain thinks that’s where the trouble is. Rubbing your fingers won’t help any more than rubbing the lamp.
There are several places in your body where tight muscles or muscle imbalance can pinch on nerves and mimic carpal tunnel syndrome.
Almost no one is told this, let alone told what to do about them.
A Nasty Dimmer Switch
Let me tell you about one of those places that is so overlooked and causes so much mischief.
There are muscles in the front of your neck that can cause all kinds of problems. But you almost never feel pain in them – which is why they are so overlooked. The shenanigans they can do varies widely. But among the nasty things they can do
They can pinch on the nerves that go into your shoulder and into your hand. That causes numbness in the hand and can even cause shoulder problems.
They can restrict the blood supply that feeds your hand, arm, and shoulder. Got cold hands?
They can pinch on the vein that returns the blood. That can create some swelling in the hand.
And the trigger points in these muscles can refer pain to the fingers, pain in the wrist, weakness in the fingers, pain in the upper arm, pain in the shoulder, and more.
These muscles are a major cause of FALSE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
But too many doctors and most self-help programs only focus on the carpal tunnel.
Most of the Time it Isn’t Even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What if your little two fingers get numb?
What if your have thumb pain?
What if you have numbness in just one finger?
Those are NOT Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Those aren’t even any symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
But those ARE Problems. And Most Programs Don’t Even Talk About Them.
But your Carpal Tunnel Master program does.
You can prevent… Reverse… Or even eliminate your carpal tunnel syndrome starting today. As well as the False carpal tunnel syndromes, and other problems like the ones above.
In the process, you very well might get rid of your tension headaches, the pain in your neck and the pain between your shoulder blades, and other stuff that might not appear to be related.
What is inside the Carpal Tunnel Master Program?
Self-Treatment Takes Just Minutes a Day.
Then once you relieve your problem — just minutes per week or even minutes per month for prevention if needed.
Here’s what more people had to say.
amazed at how quickly the results are coming
I’ve struggled for a while with hand and elbow problems (several years), I’ve done all the usual, creams, straps stretches etc., mainly to no avail, but I’m amazed at how quickly the results are coming from your simple and effective techniques!
I honestly can’t thank you enough as these problems really had put the breaks on things, it’s no exaggeration to say your vids have given me a lot to be positive about!
I am truly finding relief
I had watched several of your free online videos last week and I liked your sensible approach so ordered the full program and am so glad I did. I watched every core video and followed the massages and exercises carefully, and now, only a few days later, I am truly finding relief. I can hardly believe it. I am now making my way through the rest of the videos.
I am so, so pleased and grateful to you. Last night, for the first time after many, many weeks of sleep-interrupted nights, I was not awakened by burning, tingly numbness in my hand and fingers.
I am going to cancel my surgery
I just want to say thanks, my heart is felled with joy and piece .I was practising for four days now and tonight my fingers where mine again. I will do self massage. Because it is helping me alot . Today I am going to cancel my surgery. I am very grateful.
canceled my surgery
Your program has helped me so much for both Ulnar and Median nerves. I even canceled my surgery on both
Thank you very much!
I am so grateful to you. I had symptoms in both hands & wrists when I contacted you last summer and bought the program. I have been symptom free for 3-4 months now.
I am a guitarist and music instuctor, so initially it felt devastating. The Dr. / neurologist only had surgery to offer.. and they say i still have “mild bi lateral carpal tunnel”. Unbelievably they still offer the surgery! No thanks, I don’t need it. If I do feel any tingling (rare), I know how to fix it ( seems to be under my pec). I can play for 3-4 hours straight, no problem.
Kelowna, BC , Canada
could immediately feel the difference
I found a large knot on the outside of my forearm, maybe three or four inches down from my wrist, and the muscles around around my clavicle and shoulder were a sore knotted mess. I worked on those areas like you instructed, and could immediately feel the difference. I only had to massage those areas for about three days in the evening…
Not to get all emotional, but when I massaged those areas, I immediately felt a difference and I cried like a baby. I was so happy. So thank you, thank you, thank you! You are very smart. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of the world. Good luck to you with selling your video. You deserve to do well in life.
(last name withheld by request)
You are truly a healer.
I wanted you to know how much your video helped me. I had numb fingers in my right hand for several months and was finding it very hard to do my work as a bookbinder, plus it was depressing me–scary. Out of frustration I searched the Internet and found your excellent website. I did all of the exercizes you suggested and showed and it worked. Thank you so much for mounting this useful information. It’s hard to believe that the numbness started under my arm, especially as you say, I felt it in my shoulder blade area. I never would have figured it out if it weren’t for your videos. I think I traced the source of the problem to some intensive flax spinning I had been doing, in combination with bad posture while spinning. If it happens again, I’ll know what to do much sooner than before. You are truly a healer.
If you follow my techniques:
- You Can Get Your Hands Back.
- You can keep using the computer.
- You can keep on playing the guitar, piano, drums, violin, trumpet, or any other musical instrument.
- You do not have to give up gardening or knitting or quilting, or sewing, or other activities you love.
- Your hands won’t get numb when you ride your bicycle or motorcycle or when you mow the lawn
- Your hands won’t keep you awake at night.
Here is What You Will NOT Get:
You will not get a slick Hollywood type production. In fact much of it was filmed with an old camcorder. If quality of information is important and can overlook the video quality and can do without a High Def product then go for it. In fact the quality of video is what keeps me from charging many time more.
Also, this is a view Online or Download program. No physical product is shipped.
To sum it up:
- You do not have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on doctor visits trying to find one who will actually help you
- You do not have to take any time off from work (unlike the weeks or months recovering from surgery.
- You do not need massage therapists, physical therapists or acupuncturists
- You do not need special equipment.
- You can avoid drugs, risky injections, and even riskier carpal tunnel surgery.
- Whether you have carpal tunnel syndrome or any of its impostors, the Videos and Audios in this course can show you the way to make your hands feel young again.
You only need to spend minutes at a time. They can be done while watching TV.
No traveling to appointments. No Waiting in Waiting Rooms. No taking much time out of your busy day.
Courses and Gizmos that only are for carpal tunnel syndrome will not help you if that is not your problem. — Or will have limited value if your problem is coming from more locations than just the carpal tunnel area.
If you have previously had carpal tunnel surgery and your problems are coming back again, this course can very likely help — assuming your surgery did not cause irreparable damages.
How Much? Just $47.00. Gee, That’s less than I charged for just one massage.
Compare: Just a single consultation with a doctor will cost (depending where you live) $50 to $200 dollars. Then to see a specialist may run $200 to $500 for a diagnosis – which is not always accurate. Or if you go to a physical therapist for help at a cost of $70 to $250 per session, with them wanting you to come back once or twice or three times a week for up to three months. Carpal Tunnel Surgery including rehab runs between $4500 and $14,000 with $7000 being about the average. And if there are complications the average is up to $29,000. And I give a 60 day money back guarantee, they don’t give any guarantees.
Remember nothing is shipped.
This is an Online Program. All Videos Can Be Viewed Online or Downloaded.
P.S. You will save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on Doctors, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Risky Surgery, Questionable Gimics. Hey, I charged more than that for just one massage.
P.P.S. Remember, if you are not satisfied, there is a 60 Day Unconditional Money Back Guarantee Securely Backed by Clickbank.
P.P.P.S. You have nothing to lose, but pain, numbness, tingling, fumbling, etc. What is it worth to you to get you hands back?
P.P.P.P.S. If you don’t do something about your problem it will only get worse.