Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Eventually, swelling, pain, numbness in hand, tingling, and even limited hand movement will require medical attention to determine the cause. Repetitive motion, work-related injuries, sports injuries, osteoarthritis and other chronic illness can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. It can be treated successfully with physical therapy.
How Cahill Physical Therapy Can Help You
Without some form of treatment, carpal tunnel syndrome will probably get worse. Intervention by an experienced therapist can modify it or stop it in its early stages.
Treatment can include:
- Range of motion exercises
- Guidance for changing patterns of hand use to avoid positions and activities that aggravate
Other types of wrist pain can also be treated effectively with physical therapy. Sprains, fractures and arthritis can all benefit from guided therapy. At Cahill Physical Therapy, several modalities, similar to those used for carpal tunnel syndrome, are used to relieve pain and promote healing for a variety of wrist complaints.
Stress reduction can play an important role in recovery from injury. In addition to physical therapy, the right home remedy can help ease your discomfort further by improving circulation and relaxing muscles and joints.
Nutrition and weight control are also key players in your ongoing well being and physical fitness.