Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is extremely common; however, symptoms greatly vary among sufferers. Typical symptoms include pins and needles, weakness in the thumb or painful arms or hands. The level of pain experienced also varies, meaning that sufferers with less severe pain may not seek treatment.
CTS is similar to other conditions, so having the condition properly diagnosed is important. The condition is caused specifically by compression of the median nerve. The median nerve is responsible for the control of hand movement and also generates many of the sensations in the hand. It is also worth noting that pregnant women are especially susceptible to the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.
For many sufferers of CTS, the condition will flare up out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly. For others the condition will persist, disappear and then reappear periodically. Important factors in physical therapy include work or daily activities which may be contributing to your carpal tunnel syndrome.
There are surgical options available for severe cases; however, Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness can provide you with non-surgical treatment which may negate the need for surgery. We will create a profile of your daily activities and seek to eliminate conditions which are likely causing flare-ups of CTS. Ergonomics is a specific area that Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness will look at in determining likely causes of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Due to the likelihood of CTS returning, Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness will provide practical education to help you avoid events that will trigger the condition in the future. However, if all other options are exhausted, surgery may be the best option for you.
If you would like to learn practical ways to cope with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, contact Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness today. We provide realistic treatment options that are designed to help our patients achieve long-term relief from a number of health conditions.