I caught a recent news article that mentioned something called the Carpal Solution as a device designed to help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers. "It's called the "carpal solution," FDA registered therapy which is worn at night and gently tugs at the three key points surrounding the carpal tunnel. This decompresses the soft tissue around the carpal tunnel and relieves pain and other symptoms of CTS."
Anyone heard of it? Anyone tried it? If it focuses on the carpal tunnel, then it probably wouldn't do much for those of us who experience pain in the hands (from RSI), but it sounds interesting.
Original article: Treatment Helps Carpal Tunnel Without Surgery
Hm, I checked out the web site for the company, and it points out the spots where the device works--it looks like one might target the hand after all. Unfortunately, it's not a once-you-buy-you-can-use-it-forever device. You buy the number of nights of treatment you want. For one hand and one week's worth (7 nights), the price is $28.95. For a sex-week course (right and left hands for 28 nights--I guess you don't use it every night), it's $159.90.
Since most of the products that promise to relieve RSI/CTS don't, I'm reluctant to spend money on something like this. (Browsing the web for reviews didn't assuage my reluctance). After Christmas, I may order a week's supply, if only so I can write a review of the product for you folks.
Here's a link to the company's site: http://www.mycarpaltunnel.com