What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Myotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complaints of pain and tingling in arms, legs, hands, and wrist are quite common these days, thanks to our inactive lifestyle and labor-intensive working culture. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one such condition that occurs when the median nerve gets entrapped as it passes through the wrist. As a result of this entrapment, pain, itching, numbness or tingling are felt in the affected hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common neuropathies in people who perform repetitive, strenuous work with their hands or fingers for prolonged periods.
Treatment Options | Myotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome may include splinting, Pilates, Osteopathy, myotherapy, cortisone injections, dry needling, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and in the worst cases surgery.
Myotherapy For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you observe any of the following symptoms in your hands, fingers, or wrist myotherapy for carpal tunnel syndrome can be a great option to help you recover from this painful disorder. Some symptoms we can address include:
- shooting pain, particularly at night
- weakness on hand and fingers
- swelling in fingers
- hand stiffness
Myotherapy is a very effective, non-invasive, and cost-effective treatment option for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Myotherapists use various massage techniques to address the symptoms. Some of the common massage techniques used by Myotherapists are:
- deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Dry needling
- Flexibility and stretching exercises
- Home exercises
Regular myotherapy sessions accompanied with modifying some day to day activities can relieve and help avoid this syndrome reoccurring.
Wrist Splints | Myotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Using wrist splints during the day or while sleeping at night is a common practice to keep the pain associated with this condition at bay by stabilising and resting the wrist. This type of treatment approach can be used in conjunction with other treatments that address the irritated nerves, muscles, and tendons as well as taking painkillers and/or anti-inflammatory medications.
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