Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist, causing pain, numbness, and weakness. Hand therapists specialize in providing rehabilitation programs designed to alleviate symptoms, promote healing, and restore optimal hand function.

When it comes to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment. Hand therapists conduct a thorough evaluation that includes assessing the patient’s medical history, performing clinical tests, and analyzing nerve conduction studies, if necessary. This diagnostic assessment allows the hand therapist to understand the severity of the condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Pain Management and Inflammation Reduction

Effective pain management and inflammation reduction are essential components of hand therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Hand therapists employ various modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and manual therapy techniques to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and promote tissue healing. These interventions aim to improve patient comfort, enhance blood flow, and facilitate a faster recovery.

Restoring range of motion (ROM) and strengthening the hand and wrist are critical goals in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome rehabilitation. Hand therapists prescribe a targeted exercise program that includes stretching, joint mobilizations, and progressive resistance training to improve flexibility, dexterity, and strength. These exercises are designed to be gentle yet effective, promoting healing, preventing stiffness, and restoring optimal hand function.

Nerve Gliding Techniques

Nerve gliding techniques are specialized exercises that aim to mobilize and improve the mobility of the median nerve, which is the affected nerve in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Hand therapists teach patients specific movements and exercises that help reduce nerve tension, increase nerve glide, and alleviate symptoms. These techniques, when performed consistently, can contribute to improved nerve function and decreased discomfort.

Activity Modification and Joint Protection Techniques

We work closely with patients to identify activities that exacerbate their symptoms and provide guidance on modifying these activities to reduce strain on the wrist and hand. They teach joint protection techniques, which involve modifying movements, using assistive devices, and implementing energy conservation strategies to prevent further aggravation of symptoms. By incorporating these techniques into daily routines, patients can effectively manage their condition and minimize discomfort.

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Specialized hand therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome offers a comprehensive and targeted approach to effectively relieve symptoms and facilitate recovery. We want you to regain your hand function and improve your quality of life. If you are experiencing symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, don’t hesitate to seek our expertise. We can guide you through a personalized rehabilitation program and help you find relief from pain and regain functionality in your hand and wrist. Take the first step towards effective relief and recovery by consulting us today!

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