Muscles are like pulleys. For a joint to move, one muscle group has to contract (shorten) and the opposite muscle group must lengthen.
An understanding of how your arm muscles control the movement of your wrist and hand will be helpful to explain why you are experiencing pain.
Your extensor muscles form the top of your forearm, merge into tendons at the slender portion of your forearm, cross over your wrist, and attach to the top of your hand and on your fingertips, close to your finger nail. They pull your hand up (see “A” below).
(A) To move your hand up (extension) the extensor muscles on the top of your forearm arm must contract and the flexor muscles on the underside of your forearm must relax and lengthen.
Your flexor muscles form the underside of your forearm, merge into tendons and go through your carpal tunnel before they insert onto the heel of your hand (your carpal bones) and the tips of your fingers. These muscles bring your hand down (see “B” below) and also curl your hand into a fist.
(B) To move your hand down (flexion) the reverse takes place; the flexor muscles contract and the extensors relax and lengthen.
Since both the flexors and extensors insert into your fingertips, when they are in spasm they are the cause of trigger finger. Also, since the tendons of the flexor muscles go through your carpal tunnel, when the muscle is shortened by spasms it may put pressure on your median nerve as it passes through your carpal tunnel and cause the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
To feel your forearm muscles work while moving your hand and fingers, firmly grip your right forearm with your left hand (as shown above and to the right) and then move your right hand up and down:
For your hand to remain in a neutral (hand hanging down but without any pulling done by the muscles) position, both the extensors and flexors must be relaxed. If either muscle is in spasm it remains shortened by the knot, causing that muscle to pull on the insertion point at the wrist or hand. This is the most common cause of severe wrist pain.
You will feel the muscles contract on one side to pull your hand in that direction, and relax/stretch on the other side to allow the movement. Now, visualize what happens if the relaxing muscle is shortened by a spasm, restricting it so it doesn’t lengthen— your wrist stays still.
Plus, as the muscles are pulling on the bones, you’ll feel pain when you try to move in the opposite direction.
You don’t need to massage your wrist, take pain pills or other medications, and you may not need surgery. To eliminate severe wrist and hand pain, you need to simply need to release the tension the muscles are placing on the bones.
The Julstro™ System teaches you how to self-treat your wrist and hand pain by releasing spasms and lengthening muscle fibers. Using simple 15-minute treatments, you can relieve the symptoms of hand/wrist pain, hand/wrist numbness and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome—and prevent their return.
The Julstro™ Basic Self-Treatment Kit shows you how to do the easy-to-learn Julstro™ techniques.
The kit includes:
That’s it! There’s no more waiting for a therapist or doctor’s appointment to relieve the pain. You are your best therapist. With the Julstro™ Basic Self-Treatment Kit, you may never need to spend another dollar on expensive therapy or questionable treatments. Our clinical experience with the Julstro™ technique shows a 97% success rate.
You don’t need to be strong, you just need to watch Julie as she demonstrates the Julstro™ techniques.
When I first learned that there was actually a cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at a recent seminar, I thought it was just too good to be true. I have been suffering for years from RSI and thought my career was coming to an end. Surgery was not an option I wished to take and so I decided I would just live with it. After just a half hour of trying the Julstro Self-Treatment, I felt immediate relief. It’s only been a week and the results are truly amazing. It’s so simple, so logical, so easy to use and, best of all, no more wasted time with doctor’s visits. Thank you!”
—Diana Pereira, RPR-CSR-CRR, Federal Official Court Reporter
I couldn’t believe it!!!!!!!!! I was a participant in your teleseminar, ‘The Basics: Untying the Knots.’ My right arm, elbow and hand have been aching for the last few weeks, to the point I could not even pick up a cup of coffee without pain. Well I performed the maneuver you taught us that night, and went to bed with no pain, but thought it was just the power of suggestion. Then in the morning I felt okay, and I have now completed an entire day in court, working on the computer during breaks in a trial, and now it is after 5:00 PM and still NO PAIN………. THANK YOU!!!!! I am so looking forward to the next teleseminar so I can begin working on my neck and shoulder discomfort.”
—Deborah J. Doyle, RPR, CSR Official Court Reporter
Macomb County, Michigan