What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?
The eight bones of your wrist form a U-shaped channel that houses several tendons and your Median nerve. This channel is called the Carpal Tunnel.
Your median nerve is responsible for sensation on the palm side of your first three and a half fingers. Compression or irritation of this nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel causes a condition called "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome".
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be brought on by prolonged wrist flexion and/or repetitive wrist movements like supermarket scanning, keyboard use, carpentry, or assembly line work. It is more common in your dominant hand and sometimes affects both hands.
Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, or discomfort on the palm side of your thumb, index, middle finger, and half of your ring finger. The discomfort can sometimes extend towards your elbow.
Symptoms usually begin as nighttime discomfort or waking up with numb hands but can progress to constant annoyance.
How Can We Help?
Getting your back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. To do so, we will likely recommend one or more of the following:
Joint Manipulation to gently restore motion to any "restricted" joints in your hands.
Therapy Modalities to decrease your pain and limit inflammation.
Myofascial Release to release muscle tightness and soft-tissue adhesions.
Therapeutic stretching to restore your flexibility and ease the pain.
Our office treats many patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please go to the "Appointments" tab in the upper right corner, or give us a call to schedule an appointment.