What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve passing through the wrist is pinched or compressed, causing a progressively painful condition. Some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:

Numbness & tingling that is often worse at night

·     Waking up at night, having to shake hand or hold over the side of the bed

·     Fingers feeling swollen or fuzzy

·     Dropping objects

·     Weak pinch

·     Discomfort & Pain in the wrist, hand or fingers

While the exact causes of CTS are unknown, there are many factors that can contribute to the increased pressure or inflammation, including:

·     Physical conditions: such as ArthritisGout, Amyloidosis, Infections, Obesity, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease & Pregnancy

·     Structure changes of the wrist: such as Arthritic spurs of the carpal bones, TumorsGanglion cysts & Wrist fracture / dislocation

·     Forceful or Repetitive motions of the hands & wrists

·     Prolonged grip / pinch or extreme bending of the wrists


Learn more about CTS

Non-Surgical Treatment: The main goal of treatment is to reduce or remove the causes of increased nerve pressure. This should result in a decrease in symptoms. Some non-surgical treatment options may include:

·     Oral anti-inflammatory medicine

·     Steroid injection (cortisone shot)

·     Wrist splint

·     Hand Therapy: Activity modifications, equipment changes, exercises


Call RCCA now to schedule your Hand Therapy Evaluation

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