This is a self-help technique video.
If you saw the other videos, you know that numbness in the hands and fingers can come from any of several along the nerve pathways.
It is not unusual for more than one location to cause the problem. Doctors frequently only look at the wrist as being a problem.
Unfortunately people have had carpal tunnel surgery, when the carpal tunnel wasn’t even the problem at all.
In previous videos we looked at the forearm muscles and how they can cause problems when tight. — And showed a very effective self-treatment.
In spite of it’s name the pectoralis minor muscle is very significant.
However, the pectoralis minor muscle is often overlooked.
But it is often very tight. When tight, it causes the shoulders to round forward. This causes the muscles between the shoulder blades to continually try to counteract that. And that causes pain between the shoulder blades.
As the video tells, when the Pectoralis muscle is tight, it can pinch on the nerves going into the fingers. It can pinch any or all of the major nerves that go into the hand, and can even cause numbness up the arm.
If you experience numbness in any part of the hand when your hands are up, but not down, it is very likely the Pec. minor. Although if very, tight it can create numbness all or most of the time.
If you get numbness, even when you arms are partially raised – as in driving a car, riding a bicycle, motorcycle, operating lawn equipment, etc., the Pectoralis Minor muscle could be the blame. Although you want to look at the forearm muscles first.
This video shows you how to work on this muscle yourself.
Part 2 will show you some stretches for the Pectoralis Minor. But this is sufficent to get you started.