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. With the help of the latest techniques, Physiotherapy First can recover you from discomforts.
If you notice your fingers fall asleep or become numb at night, read more to get insight on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
How Can Physiotherapy Treat Your CTS?
Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment and very practical with Carpal Tunnel pain and discomfort. Apart from identifying what activities or posture is causing increased pressure in 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 cold bag on the affected area can improve blood circulation in the wrist area and lessen the symptom.
- Special Manipulative Therapy
A physiotherapist can ease your discomfort and alleviate pain by proper therapeutic massage and manual manipulation of the muscles, tendons, and tissues.
To diminish the pain symptoms, your physiotherapist may use high-frequency vibration. This will induce an anti-inflammatory effect on your wrist and lessen the swollen.
Various types of exercises, such as nerve gliding, can help your nerve function better within your carpal tunnel.
Symptoms to Check for CTS
There are various symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. For your convenience, here are a few common symptoms that you may relate:
- 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.
However, 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, 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 uses advanced techniques and methods to 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 email@example.com
February 4, 2022
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