Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can easily resolve with physical therapy and myofascial release. Unfortunately there is too much bad advice being given to people suffering with this repetitive strain injury. Injections and surgery are such examples. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the arm to the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.

Surgery can complicate carpal tunnel syndrome with scarring to the soft tissue, tendons and fascia. Medication does not address the cause or root of the problem. It masks the symptoms in the hope it will reduce inflammation and pain and hopefully resolve itself or with the help of some exercises. Hands-on physical therapy can help. Manipulative approaches such as physical therapy, myofascial release and specific home care exercises, release the adhesions and trapped nerve. Studies show this conservative approach lessens the need for surgery in mild to moderate cases.

Call our Dublin physical therapy clinic today for an appointment. Tel 01 236 6648

Early detection and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is important to checking the progression of this debilitating syndrome, and yet some of the early symptoms are subtle and can be easily mistaken for other issues.

The first symptom people usually notice is that their hand and fingers become numb and tingling while they are sleeping causing them to wake up frequently during the night. Most people do not even realize that this is a symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and attribute the numb feeling to sleeping on their hands in an awkward position, cutting off blood circulation. Other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain or burning sensation with daily activities such as opening a jar, using the computer. Pins and needles can be experienced. Occasionally carpal tunnel syndrome may be associated with neck or upper back pain on the same side. If you experience this you need to seek physical therapy treatment to prevent a more complicated repetitive strain injury or thoracic outlet syndrome injury occurring.

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