According to the study, in every 20 persons in the United States, one is suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). It is a common condition that is usually associated with pain in the wrist and hand which eventually affects the whole arm. It occurs as a result of a lot of pressure exerted on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel. This much pressure causes pain, numbness, weakness, and/or tingling in your wrist, hand, and fingers.
Many have used surgery to deal with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which called for a second surgery in the same hand. Fortunately, you don’t have to undergo surgery as long as you have Fusion Physical Therapy. Just let our expert physical therapists return your hand, arm, and fingers back to normal. So what causes CTS?
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Although CTS has been associated with those who sit for long hours in their computers, this condition is even more prevalent in assembly-line professions. Nevertheless, these are its causes:
- A lot of finger use like using keyboard and computers for long
- Using vibrating tools like holding the steering of a heavy machinery
- Sports like handball
- Playing stringed instruments
Signs and Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It has been discovered that this condition usually displays its signs at night at its initial stages and develops to display the symptoms even during the day. So the following are the signs and symptoms of CTS:
- Numbness in your hand and fingers
- Pins and need-like pains
- Burning pains
- Weakness in your hands
- Difficult to hold heavy things
- Dropping objects in the grip
Having known the causes and signs & symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, how do our physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy treat this condition?
How We Deal With CTS
Our certified physical therapists usually work with qualified doctors to diagnose accurately and treat CTS effectively. They conduct extensive examination and testing to fully determine the cause of this condition. They conduct sensory tests, neck examination, grip strength of your thumb and fingers, wrist flexion test, tinel’s sign, x-rays, and electrical studies.
After the evaluation, they give conservative care and educational exercises on how to deal with CTS. Please contact Fusion Physical Therapy with any question and have your appointment scheduled.