Dr. Oz explains the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome and serves up some solutions to ease the pain. 

Carpal Tunnel Stretch 

  1. Extend arms out in front of you, palms facing down.  Stretch wrists and fingers acutely, as if you were pushing against a wall. Hold for a count of 5 seconds
  2. With arms still extended, straighten both wrists and relax fingers. 
  3. Make a tight fist with both hands.
  4. Bend wrists downward while keeping the fist. Hold for a count of 5 seconds.
  5. Straighten both wrists and relax fingers for a count of 5 seconds.
  6. Let your arms hang loosely by your sides and shake them out for a few seconds.

This exercise should be repeated 10 times. 

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It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of overwhelming burden.

Caring for an ageing or sick parent at home can be a wonderful act of love — but it can also be a big sacrifice. Along with the new responsibility comes added stress to your life that's probably already taxing. Not to mention, it significantly changes the relationship between the two of you. If you're a caregiver for a parent, or thinking about what next step is best, this is one of the most important things to remember about this life phase. It can help you be a better caregiver while also releasing you of a lot of the burden that comes with the role.

TV and podcast host Maria Menounos is currently taking care of her mother, who has brain cancer. She learned this lesson from a guest on her series "Better Together."

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