Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Therapy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Carpal tunnel syndrome, a prevalent repetitive strain injury, occurs when nerves in the wrist become compressed and irritated, often due to repetitive motions. Initial symptoms include tingling, numbness, and pain in the wrist and hand, escalating to severe pain and potential nerve damage if left untreated. Tasks like holding objects and daily activities may become challenging.

Explore Effective Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Activa Clinics.
Learn About Symptoms, Causes, and Personalized Treatments.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

The syndrome results from pressure on the median nerve, extending from the forearm through the carpal tunnel in the wrist to the hand. Irritation or compression of this nerve leads to carpal tunnel syndrome. Factors contributing to nerve irritation include repetitive strain, injuries like wrist fractures, and chronic illnesses affecting nerves, such as diabetes.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Tingling or numbness in fingers, hand, and wrist
  • Weakness
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty grasping objects
  • Muscle atrophy at the base of the thumb

Treatment Approaches:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: Involves cutting a ligament to relieve median nerve pressure.

Physiotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Activa:

Our physiotherapists employ various treatments, including advanced diagnostics like nerve conduction studies. Tailoring their approach to your condition, treatments may encompass therapeutic exercises, stretches, and massage to relax and strengthen the wrist and arm, education on preventive measures, post-surgery rehab, wrist splinting, and braces.

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

  • Take regular breaks.
  • Set up your workstation correctly, keeping the keyboard at elbow height or slightly lower.
  • Use less force, such as typing softly to reduce strain.

Cost and Coverage

Like many of our services, our physiotherapy treatments are often covered through employer, auto, or disability insurance. So treatments can be available at little or no cost to you. Get in touch or schedule a consultation to learn more.

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