What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand, becomes painful with numbness and tingling. This is usually a result of being pressed or squeezed. The carpal tunnel is a path of ligament and bones at the base of the hand which houses the nerve and tendons that bend the fingers. Obviously a very important area of your anatomy that is in constant use. The continual use of the hand in the same way, such as typing or clicking on computer or phone buttons can cause pain and discomfort in the hand and arm and lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Tennis players are also susceptible to this condition from gripping a tennis racquet for long periods of time. Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a specialty of the physical therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa.
There Are Treatment Options
For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers, this condition is very frustrating and uncomfortable. Fortunately there are a number of treatments available. Elite Spine offers expert physical therapy services in Passaic County to alleviate the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
How Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?
First thing to do when you start to notice the pain associated with constant use of the hands and wrists is to take frequent breaks. Learning the correct stretching and posture techniques for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the beginning of expert physical therapy instruction by Elite Spine staff. These exercises are helpful in treating the pain in your hands and wrists, and can be done during the day as you work. When these techniques don’t relieve the pain, our experienced therapists can use Active Release Technique, or Deep Tissue Laser Therapy. Our physical therapists are well known for helping people suffering with this painful condition, and for preventing future injuries.
Treatment Can Alleviate the Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is the result of continuous and strenuous use of the hands and wrists. When you call on our therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa to treat your pain, you are making the right choice. We have the expertise and experience to find the treatment that will work best for you. If you suffer from pain in your hands and wrists from overuse, give us a call and make an appointment for therapy. We can be reached at (862) 239-1768.