Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome physiotherapy treatment in Langley
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that results in pain and numbness in the hand due to compression of the median nerve. The median nerve is one of the three primary nerves in your arm, and it is responsible for supplying sensation to your palm, thumb, and first two fingers.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a recurring nerve entrapment condition in the wrist. People with mild to moderate symptoms are managed effectively with physiotherapy treatment.
At Opal Physio, our team of experienced and dedicated physiotherapists are committed to providing exceptional treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. Our personalized treatment plans are designed to alleviate pain, improve hand function, and prevent further complications associated with CTS.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist, causing pain, numbness, and tingling sensations. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, becomes compressed due to inflammation, repetitive strain, or other factors. If left untreated, CTS can lead to permanent nerve damage and loss of hand function.
Types and causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Occupation-related carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by the repetitive use of the hands, wrists and arms at work.
- Idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by inflammation of the synovial membrane around the tendons of the wrist, degeneration of connective tissue, blood vessels and collagen disintegration.
- Secondary carpal tunnel syndrome is related to pregnancy, diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pain in the fingers and thumb.
- Numbness in hand and fingers
- Weakness in the affected hand
- A tingling or burning sensation in the hand, fingers and thumb.
- Swelling at the base of your palm on one or both sides of your hand.
How can physiotherapy help?
Our experienced physiotherapists use evidence-based techniques to help patients manage and recover from carpal tunnel syndrome. CTS treatment plans focus on the following:
- Pain relief: We use manual therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, laser and other modalities to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
- Nerve gliding exercises: These gentle exercises help to improve the mobility of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel, reducing symptoms and preventing further nerve compression.
- Strengthening exercises: We design targeted exercises to strengthen the hand and wrist muscles, improve function and reduce the risk of future injury.
- Ergonomic advice: Our physiotherapists provide personalized advice on optimizing your workstation and daily activities to minimize strain on the wrist and hand.
- Brace: In some cases, a wrist brace may be recommended to help rest the affected area and reduce pressure on the median nerve.
What to expect during your visit
During your initial assessment, our physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your symptoms, perform a thorough physical examination, and discuss your treatment goals. Based on this information, we will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs.
Your treatment sessions will typically include a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and education to help you manage your symptoms and prevent future complications. Our physiotherapists will closely monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan to ensure optimal recovery.
Why choose Opal Physiotherapy Clinic?
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients. Our team of experienced physiotherapists is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in the field, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment possible.
We pride ourselves on our personalized approach, working closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals.
Don’t let carpal tunnel syndrome keep you from living a pain-free life. Contact us today to schedule your initial assessment and start your recovery process.