Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS), also median nerve compression, is a medical condition that may cause numbness, tingling, burning and severe pain in your hand.
If left untreated, the symptoms may worsen and permanently damage your median nerve. Physiotherapy can cure your discomfort permanently and get you relief faster. As a result, Physiotherapy First can recover you from discomfort.
If you notice your fingers fall asleep or become numb at night, read more to get insight into Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
How Can Physiotherapy Treat Your
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment and very practical for Carpal Tunnel pain and discomfort. Besides identifying what activities or posture are causing increased pressure on your wrist, your physiotherapist will also assist you to lessen the repetitive strain on your wrist.
There are several types of physiotherapy techniques that are very effective for CTS. These are:
Hot and Cold Therapy
Applying a hot or heat bag and then alternatively a cold bag to the affected area. It improves blood circulation in the wrist area. And it also lessens the symptom. Therefore, you get relief from the pain.
Special Manipulative Therapy
A physiotherapist can ease your discomfort and alleviate pain. In other words, therapeutic massage and manual manipulation of the muscles, tendons, and tissues can eliminate the pain.
Your physiotherapist may use high-frequency vibration as well. This will induce an anti-inflammatory effect on your wrist. Therefore, it lessens the swelling.
Various types of exercises, such as nerve gliding, can help your nerve function better despite your carpal tunnel.
Symptoms to Check for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are various symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, here are a few common symptoms that you may relate to:
- Pain and numbness in your fingers, wrist or hand.
- Stiffness in the wrist.
- Reduced mobility or lesser range of motion in the wrist.
- Tingling sensation in the fingers and hands.
- Weakness in the wrist.
- Discomfort while lifting or grabbing something.
- Burning or shooting pain in the wrist.
- Muscle cramps in the wrist and hand.
But, these symptoms may vary from person to person. Therefore, before coming to any conclusion, make sure you consult with a professional for proper evaluation.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Often it is tough to figure out what exactly causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Only an experienced physical therapist may help find the root cause and provide their treatment. Some of the reasons are:
- Repetitive work like typing on the keyboard etc.
- Medical conditions such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes can be contributing factors.
- Pregnancy and hypothyroidism can be
Your median nerve is connected with a passage in your wrist named carpal tunnel. CTS occurs if the median nerve gets pressure. Women have smaller Carpal Tunnel and are 3 times more likely to get affected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than their male counterparts.
Therapists from Physiotherapy First use advanced techniques. Above all, we treat CTS and ensure quality care for every patient.
Physiotherapy First offers the Brampton community and surrounding area exceptional rehabilitative care with personalized treatment plans to suit specific needs. If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms, have recently had an injury, or would like to improve your mobility and function, our Physiotherapists and Healthcare Team will work with you to ensure you get back to the activities that are important to you. Call us at 905-796-6662 for an appointment today or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org