Wrist Pain/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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See the Graston technique applied to the elbow. Do you suspect that you have carpal tunnel syndrome? If you have chronic pain your hand, wrist or arm, you might!

What is a “carpal tunnel”?

The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of your hand. Inside this tunnel are tendons, and a nerve called the “median nerve,” which runs between your hand and your forearm.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

If the tendons inside your carpal tunnel become irritated, they thicken and swell, putting pressure on your median nerve. The result is pain, weakness or numbness in your hand and wrist, which can also radiate up your arm.

How did I get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Contrary to popular belief, repetitive movements of the hand and wrist do not cause carpal tunnel syndrome. (Repetitive movements cause other problems, such as tendonitis and bursitis.)

Common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are:

  • an injury to the wrist
  • constant stress or strain on the wrist caused by overuse or an unnatural position
  • the repeated use of vibrating hand tools

Other causes are:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • hypothyroidism
  • over activity of the pituitary gland
  • fluid retention
  • a cyst or tumor in the carpal tunnel
  • an unusually narrow carpal tunnel

What can be done about carpal tunnel syndrome?

Our CTS treatments help our patients to recover rapidly. Two very effective therapy techniques are the Graston technique and low-level laser therapy. These soft-tissue procedures focus on the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the forearm, and can be extremely effective for managing carpal tunnel syndrome. We also analyze your posture and the ergonomics of your work area to see if either of these factors are contributing to your problem.