The CarpalAID Blog
CarpalAID, a unique hand patch that relieves carpal tunnel pain, is now available at all Rite Aid Pharmacy stores nationwide.
CarpalAID offers a one-of-a-kind approach to relieving hand and wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome — no drugs, no braces, no surgery.
Longtime engineer and inventor Joseph Nazari, who suffers from carpal tunnel on both hands, developed CarpalAID after going through painful surgery on one hand. He decided to find an alternative method to relieve his carpal tunnel pain.
After several experiments and a great deal of testing, Nazari hit pay dirt when he glued a piece of cardboard to his hand and pulled on it. This immediately relieved the pressure on the median nerve of his hand — and the carpal tunnel pain.
The final product Mr. Nazari invented — CarpalAID — is a clear, strong plastic patch with a strip of medical grade adhesive that is worn on the palm of the hand. The concave structure of the patch and the adhesive pull up the skin and soft tissue underneath to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
“My personal mission is to help people to avoid surgery by using CarpalAID,” Nazari said of the reason why he developed CarpalAID for the public.
Carpal tunnel pain is caused when pressure is put on the median nerve of the hand. This nerve runs from the arm through a small area, or tunnel, in the wrist to the palm of the hand. Repetitive motion and other factors such as hormonal or other health problems can put pressure on the median nerve. This causes numbness, tingling or pain in the hand, especially in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Carpal tunnel pain and weakness can also occur in the wrist, and in some cases can extend to the arm.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects a large swath of the American workforce whose duties include receptive motion including construction workers, meat packers, assembly line workers, retail cashiers and checkers, typists, writers, accountants, musicians, dentists, hair stylists, and many more. Women who are pregnant or going through menopause can also suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Until now, the only treatment for hand pain relief due to CTS have been painful surgery, the use of steroids or anti-inflammatory painkillers, or uncomfortable hand braces or gloves.
CarpalAID is low-cost, ranging from $11.95 to $32.95, and may be covered by your insurance plan. In many cases, the hand patch relieves pain in as few as 10 to 20 minutes.