Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects those who exert great force on their wrists. The carpal tunnel is the tunnel-like structure on the palm side of your wrists, which protects the median nerve as well as tendons that aid in the flexing of your fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve, courtesy of the pressure put on it and may cause numbness or even irritation. This numbness and irritation can affect your grip and your wrist movement. Physical therapy is a good method for treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Who Is At Risk Of The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Most people who are at risk of suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome are those who work extensively with their hands. Among the most prone are the following.
- Heavy machinery drivers
- Long-hour typists
- Keyboard and violin players
- Weight lifters
- Tailors especially due to extensive sewing
- Netball or basketball players
This condition can also be caused by the following
- Wrist strain and fractures
Signs And Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The following are some of the symptoms of this condition
- Numbness, which is mostly localized from the wrist upwards
- The weakening of the hand
- Pain when lifting heavy items
- Burning or tingling sensation of your arm extending to your palm
- Uncontrolled shaking of the hand or sudden weakness causing you to drop held items
Most of the time, these symptoms are most prevalent at night when the muscles are relaxed with minimal tension.
How We Help You
At Fusion Physical Therapy, we have a team of physical therapists with vast experience in the carpal tunnel syndrome. Our trained physical therapists will examine you effectively to ascertain the cause of your condition. The physical therapist will partner with you to create a treatment plan which will work to aid in the relief of pain and to regain normal range of motion in the wrist. Contact one of our trained physical therapists and book your next appointment with us today!