Have you ever felt tingling, numbness, electrical currents, burning or a combination of all sensations in your fingers or hands?
Has the feeling persisted over months and is getting worse?
Carpal tunnel starts out slowly and gradually. You may feel numbness and weakness in your fingers and hands. Carpal tunnel is a painful condition that usually get worse overtime if left untreated. Untreated carpal tunnel can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder that affects the hand, wrist, and arm caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the fingers and thumb, as well as weakness in the hand. Early signs of carpal tunnel psyndrome can include pain, tingling, or “pins and needles” sensations in the palm, thumb, index and middle fingers, as well as aching, burning, and numbness in the wrist.Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Physiotherapists can assist in the diagnosis and management of carpal tunnel syndrome through patient education, activity modification, and exercise. Education is key to understanding carpal tunnel syndrome and avoiding activities that can worsen symptoms.
Try these exercises at home, or ask your physiotherapist to show you how to do them properly. Just remember slow and steady wins the race. Don't push yourself too hard, and listen to your body. If you were unable to do the modality due to increased pain stop immediately. If pain increases contact your physiotherapist or physician. If you have any questions call us for a free consultation with one of our Physiotherapists.