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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Pain Treatment in CT & NY

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist that is made of tendons, ligaments and bones. It protects the median nerve and flexor tendons that bend the fingers and thumb. When the median nerve is squeezed or compressed, it can cause the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Common signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Burning, tingling or itching sensation in the palm, thumb, or fingers
  • Numbness in the fingers or hand
  • Loss of grip
  • Discomfort

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The median nerve runs from the forearm through the carpal tunnel to the hand. It provides sensation to the palm side of the thumb and fingers and provides nerve signals to move the muscles around the base of the thumb. Anything that squeezes or irritates the median nerve in the carpal tunnel space may cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

Common risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Anatomic factors
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Sex
  • Medications
  • Nerve-damaging conditions
  • Obesity
  • Workplace factors

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many treatments that simply reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but not the source. New research shows that carpal tunnel syndrome can respond to non-surgical techniques that have been developed by chiropractic doctors. Some techniques used are traction, manipulation in order to realign the wrist bones and reduce pressure, and some physical therapy methods.

At Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of NY & CT, we offer a variety of personalized treatments to help you find relief. To learn more about which treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment today!