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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 13:52

Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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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. 

 Activity modification involves changing the way a patient does certain activities to reduce the pressure on the median nerve. For example, a patient may be taught to use ergonomic tools such as wrist splints or ergonomic keyboards to reduce pressure on the median nerve. Exercise is also an important part of carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. Physiotherapists can prescribe exercises to improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility in the wrist, hand, and arm. These exercises can help reduce pain and improve muscle control in the affected area. 
In addition to physiotherapy, other treatments may include medication, surgery, or a combination of the two. Medication may include anti-inflammatories, pain medications, or corticosteroids. Surgery can help relieve pressure on the median nerve and is usually recommended for severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you are experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, seek help from a physiotherapist. They can help diagnose and manage the condition, as well as provide guidance on activity modification and exercise. Early treatment can help reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent further damage to the median nerve.
Relieve symptoms of Carpal Tunnel with these stretches and exercises
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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. 

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