When you place too much demand on your hand and wrist, you can suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The Carpal Tunnel is located on the palm side of your wrist and is a narrow channel that protects the median nerve and the tendons that bend your fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition in which pressure that is placed on the median nerve causes irritation and is characterized by numbness and pain in your wrist and hand which can eventually affect the entire arm. In every 20 Americans, 1 suffers from this condition.
Fortunately, you don’t have to undergo a surgical operation. Physical therapy treatments conducted by certified experts at Oklahoma Physical Therapy can relieve the numbness and pain in your wrist and fully restore normal functionality .
Who is Prone to CTS?
While anyone can suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the following types of people are more prone to experience Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
- Drivers of heavy machinery
- Workers in the assembly-line involving packing
- Typists who use keyboard and computer excessively
- Workers who use hand tools
- Those involved in sewing
- Players of handball
- Players of violin and guitars
- Wrist injuries like fractures
- Wrist Strain
- Inflammation of the tendons
- Hormonal changes especially during pregnancy and menopause
- Use of certain medicines like steroids
Signs and Symptoms of CTS
Most individuals usually notice some symptoms during the night when their muscles are relaxed. Below is a list of the common symptoms:
- Feeling pain when holding something heavy
- General weakness of the hand
- Constant numbness
- Dropping things unexpectedly due to some weakness
- Burning in your hand and arm
- Tingling in your palm
How We Help You
At Oklahoma Physical Therapy we have well-trained physical therapists to diagnose, examine, and treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Our certified physical therapists are experts in examining the movement and general function of the body. We will partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan to ensure you recover fully. Contact us today and we will help your hand resume its normal function.