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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS refers to a painful condition that affects the movement of the wrists. This condition typically develops from repetitive movements gradually over time. The condition can be rather painful, unpleasant, and debilitating in extreme cases.
At Physiotherapy First, our Brampton physiotherapists offer carpal tunnel syndrome physiotherapy treatments and services. Our experienced physiotherapists work with you to determine the causes for your condition to develop the best approach for treatment and recovery.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
CTS occurs when there is damage to the transverse carpal ligament that leads to inflammation in the wrist. It can also occur when the median nerve is compressed so that it cannot send and receive messages from the brain. As such, the “communications” between the nerve and the brain are reduced. As a result, the brain often interprets this as pain.
Damages to the transverse carpal ligament and the median nerve can occur from extreme impacts to the wrist area. Repetitive movements and motions could result in CTS when multiple movements and motions are performed simultaneously.
Medical conditions including hypothyroidism, arthritis, and diabetes can cause CTS. Pregnancy is also a common cause of CTS for some women.
What Are Some Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Some of the more common symptoms of CTS include:
- Tingling in the fingers and hand, like it is asleep.
- Pain in the fingers, hand, and wrist area.
- Numbness in the fingers, hand, and wrist area.
- A feeling of tightness in the wrist.
- Reduced mobility of the wrist, hand, and fingers.
- A general sense of weakness in the wrist.
- Difficulty lifting or grabbing objects.
- Problems performing repetitive movements with the wrist, hand, and fingers.
- A burning sensation in the wrist area.
- Cramping of the muscles in the wrist and hand.
- A general achiness in the wrist.
Please keep in mind not everyone will experience all these symptoms with CTS. It is essential to undergo a detailed examination to determine if you have CTS or some other type of injury to the wrist region.
How Does Physiotherapy Treatments And Services Help With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Physiotherapy treatments and services for CTS are highly recommended when you want to avoid more invasive surgical procedures. Many patients notice a difference after a few treatments at Physiotherapy First in Brampton.
Several types of treatments are services are very promising when treating CTS that includes:
- Manipulative Techniques – Massage therapy and manual manipulation of the muscles, tensions, and connective tissues in the wrist can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
- Hot and Cold Therapies – Apply heat or cold to the wrist can be beneficial for some patients. The therapies can be used individually or alternated between first apply heat, then apply cold, and so on.
- Exercise Therapy – Various forms of exercises that help strengthen the lower arms and wrists can be prescribed as part of your treatment plan. These exercises help alleviate pain and discomfort while reducing pressure on the median nerve and reducing inflammation to the transverse carpal ligament.
Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment and services plan after a detailed examination. At Physiotherapy First, our objective is to treat more than your symptoms by also focusing on the underlying causes for your CTS. We even provide education about CTS and encourage you to actively participate in the development of your custom-tailored treatment and services plan.
Why Choose Physiotherapy First For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatments And Services?
Our physiotherapists in Brampton are well-educated and trained to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. They receive ongoing training and education to provide the very latest techniques and methods to treat CTS and provide our patients with exceptional quality of care.
For further information about carpal tunnel syndrome physiotherapy treatments and services, how physiotherapy could benefit you, or to schedule an initial consultation, please feel free to call Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today!
We look forward to speaking with you to answer any questions you may have about CTS, discussing your health benefits plan coverage, and helping you alleviate your pain and discomfort to feel better.