Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arnica
Arnica is an herb that has traditionally used as part of Homeopathy. It can be found in homeopathic tablets and ointments. Its main benefit centers around inflammation and pain related to trauma.
Effect of Arnica on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arnica ointment and tablets have been studied in cases following carpal tunnel surgery. In the clinical study post-surgery, Arnica was found to be more effective than placebo in treating pain.
Research Evidence on Arnica
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 37 people undergoing surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, an ointment made from the herb arnica (combined with homeopathic arnica tablets) proved slightly more effective than placebo for relieving pain after surgery.8
- Jeffrey SLA, Belcher HJCR. Use of arnica to relieve pain after carpal-tunnel release surgery. Altern Ther Health Med. 2002;8:66-68.