Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms usually start gradually, with pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day, and decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. In some cases no direct cause of the syndrome can be identified. Most likely the disorder is due to a congenital predisposition - the carpal tunnel is simply smaller in some people than in others. However, the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is especially common in those performing assembly line work.


It takes 3 - 6 medium FASTT Patches to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). For young patients with recent injuries, it usually takes 3 patches to heal. If the patient is older or the injury is caused by overuse, it may take a couple more patches but the total number of patches required should not exceed 6. After a treatment with 3 FASTT Patches, there may be 3 different outcomes, depending on the individual's situation. In the best case, the patient is completely healed and does not need any further treatment.

Another scenario is that the patient feels significant pain relief but there is still some pain left. The patient will need an additional 3 FASTT Patches to complete the treatment. In the case that the patient does not feel change after the treatment with 3 FASTT Patches, it is an indication that the patient may have cartilage injury or early stage osteoarthritis, and 3-6 WHITEE Patches are required.

Since both products are helping heal the injury, not pain killers, a patient may not feel much pain relief immediately after they put on the 1st patch. It is normal for the patient to feel the improvement at the end of the second patch.