Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the pressure on a nerve in the wrist leads to pain and weakness of the wrist and hand.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It may be linked with occupations that require repeated use of the hands, such as typing on a computer keyboard or doing assembly work or hobbies that mean you repeatedly pressure at the wrist.
Associated factors like Pregnancy, Diabetics, Overweight , Arthritis or other medical conditions and direct wrist injury can also cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist brace sometimes decreases the symptoms in the early stages of CTS. Might have to continue wearing your wrist splint at night to control symptoms.
The main focus of our treatment is to reduce or eliminate the cause of pressure in the carpal tunnel. Also provide suggestions about the useof healthy body alignment and wrist positions, helpful exercises, and tips on how to prevent future problems.
Common Physical Therapy Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Laser Therapy
- CARE therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Taping or Splinting
- Strengthening and Stretching
- Postural & Ergonomic correction
If your symptoms started after a traumatic wrist injury, your doctor may order X-rays to check for a fractured bone.
Cortisone injection may help ease symptoms
If all attempts to control your symptoms fail, surgery may be suggested to reduce the pressure on the median nerve.