Oh, the demands we place on our hands and fingers. They’re essential for just about everything we do. But the digital age is upon us…and with all that time we spend typing and texting, our fingers are on overdrive, putting your entire arm at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
CTS happens as a result of repetitive motions, such as any typing, or any wrist movements done repeatedly. The condition causes pain, burning, numbness/tingling and weakness in the hand and arm. At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, our highly qualified team of physical therapists will listen to your concerns and develop an appropriate treatment plan. When properly diagnosed, your carpal tunnel syndrome can be effectively treated with strategic exercises.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve (the main nerve of the front of the forearm that extends to the hand and fingers). When the median nerve is compressed, painful symptoms appear.
The prescription for carpal tunnel syndrome typically involves rest, avoiding certain positions, physical therapy to address soft tissue tightness as well as strengthening exercises to improve function.
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, we believe that nobody should have to endure the pain that carpal tunnel syndrome causes. The quicker you address the problem, the quicker your pain will be resolved. We invite you to learn more about our services and how our approach to wellness can help for a wide range of conditions. For more information, give us a call today.