What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most frequently diagnosed conditions of the wrist affecting the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Compression of the median nerve at this site can irritate the nerve causing pain and discomfort for the individuals.
The definitive diagnosis of CTS is done by electrophysiological testing such as nerve velocity test. However, many orthopedic and clinical findings can also confirm this condition. Conservative therapy is very effective for treatment of CTS and can fully eliminate symptoms. In more severe of complex cases, surgery may be recommended.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
The disorder known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is brought on by compression or entrapment of the median nerve, which travels through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Common signs of the condition include:
Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are several reasons that could cause carpal tunnel syndrome and severe pain in your body. Some may occur due sudden incidents while some others might have genetical reasons. We have discussed some of the reasons below:
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How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be a frustrating condition. However, good news is many cases of this condition are easily treatable with conservative therapy approaches. In general, combining different modalities and techniques and seeing different practitioners can yield optimal results as each practitioner can have their own unique approach to helping with the condition.
Chiropractors may also assess the elbow and the shoulder and even the neck to ensure there is no signs of median nerve entrapment further up the chain.
Available Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatments include:
Why Choose Fulcrum Therapy Carpal Tunnel Treatment?
At Fulcrum Therapy, our practitioners work together and collaboratively to treat our patients. It may seem very confusing when deciding which practitioner who could be a physiotherapist, a chiropractic doctor, or an exercise therapist to see for which problem.
This is difficult because all disciplines and practitioners can assist in their own way in helping the issue. What works incredibly well for our patients at Fulcrum is our multidisciplinary approach, practitioner communication and making appropriate recommendations when we believe combining another therapy may speed up the healing process for our patients.
Our health clinic is located at 103-1112 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC and our chiropractors for carpal tunnel syndrome would be so glad to help you relieve your pains.