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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that results from a compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist. It results in numbness and tingling in the first three fingers of the hand. It is the most common nerve entrapment of the arm and located at the wrist.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Repetitive strain injury is the most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, causing edema and swelling at the wrist, usually associated with common tasks at work such as computer work.┬áIt also often occurs in jobs that require lots of work with the hands such as carpenters, tile installers, and plumbers
  • Scar tissue from repeated traumas
  • Systemic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and pregnancy can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures of the hand

Signs and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tends to start gradually with numbness and tingling in your thumb and middle finger that comes and goes
  • Weakness in hand and tendency to drop objects
  • First symptoms may appear at night and sometimes shaking the hand relieves the symptoms

Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Ideally treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should begin as early as the first signs to speed the healing process
  • Take more frequent breaks at work to help ease discomfort
  • If any swelling you can apply ice
  • For treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome reducing pain and discomfort are the initial goals
  • Decreasing swelling and reducing the compression on the median nerve to decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Focused treatment on the muscles of the arm, stretching muscles that are tight and strengthening weak muscles
  • Physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture can all successfully treat Carpal Tunnel Treatment

If you have any questions about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome contact our staff at Dynamic Physiotherapy.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

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