Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and painful condition that affects the median nerve in your wrist. This can cause pain and numbness along the thumb side of your hand, which is called a “pinky,” as well as tingling or burning sensations in your fingers. It’s also possible to feel pain radiating towards your elbow or even down into your forearm, depending on where the inflammation takes place within the carpal tunnel. Saqsham Ortho – The leading orthopaedic for the treatment of CTS is here to aid you throughout your journey and help you in providing relevant solutions to all of your queries. Before jumping ahead, let us first look in detail at what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome actually is, what are its causes and symptoms, and what are the best treatments available for the same.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve, which travels through a small opening in the wrist, is impacted by CTS. The median nerve helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate and is in charge of communicating with the muscles in your hand and fingers. This vital nerve may swell if you have CTS as a result of tissue compression or fluid accumulation.
Carpal tunnel syndrome may cause pain and numbness in one or both hands (but not always). In severe cases, it may cause weakness on one side of your body or even partial loss of feeling in part of your hand (paraesthesia).
What are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome's Signs and Symptoms?
- Thumb, index, middle, and part of ring fingers all experience pain, numbness, and tingling.
- Painful, weak grip strength in both hands.
- Pain in the wrist and forearm (which can spread to other parts of your body if you have carpal tunnel syndrome).
- This pain is usually worse at night when you are sleeping, but it can also wake you up during the day as well. It may be worse when trying to pick things up or even just holding your arm up for long periods of time, such as waiting in line at a checkout counter or driving down a busy street where there are lots of stop signs/lights etc.
If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, feel free to contact the specialists here at Saqsham Ortho and get answers to all of your relevant questions.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Compression of the median nerve, which travels via the carpal tunnel, results in carpal tunnel syndrome. A tiny region in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel includes ligaments and bones. Additionally, it encircles blood vessels and nerves.
The majority of your thumb, index finger, middle finger, half of your ring finger (the pad of bones at the base), and a portion of your pinky are all sensed by the median nerve (smallest toe). Additionally, it gives your hand’s tiny muscles the innervation they need to move, such as flexing or extending your fingers or, when necessary, securely grasping items.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there’s too much pressure on this nerve for it to function properly or if it’s compressed due to injuries sustained during sports activities such as golfing or tennis playing.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome diagnosed at Saqsham Ortho?
Our team at Saqsham Ortho is well known for its professional diagnosis, conducted by certified experts. The steps are as follows –
The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome is made by the patient’s symptoms and the doctor’s examination. The doctor will ask about these symptoms, as well as any medical history.
Next, he or she will examine your hands and wrists for signs that may indicate CTS: numbness in one or both hands; pain when twisting, pulling or gripping things; weakness in one or both hands due to decreased sensation; tingling in fingers as they curl into an “OK” sign (this feeling typically comes from messages being sent from nerves inside your hand back up through those same nerves). If you have any difficulty describing what exactly makes this difference between two different parts of your arm feel different than usual—the difference may be a sign of CTS!
At Saqsham, we care for your well-being and strive to bring you the best orthopaedic care and solutions. If you are experiencing any hand and wrist issues and would like to get a medical opinion,
we’d suggest you book an appointment.
Does physiotherapy work for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. It can help reduce pain, improve function and manage symptoms. Physiotherapy can also help prevent further damage to your hand, which may lead to surgery or further complications from your condition.
Physiotherapy can be used in combination with other treatments such as massage therapy or acupuncture, depending on what you find works best for you personally.
Will physiotherapy cure Carpal Tunnel Syndrome completely?
Physiotherapy is not a cure for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Physiotherapy can help reduce the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but it is not a substitute for surgery.
Physiotherapists are trained in movement analysis, which involves evaluating your current level of movement and finding ways to improve upon it. This may include working with you on exercises that will help strengthen muscles around your wrist or forearm as well as other parts of your body that could be contributing to CTS symptoms (e.g., shoulder). In addition to physical therapies such as massage therapy and dry needling techniques used during consultations with hand surgeons, physiotherapists also use hands-on techniques such as massage therapy, where they apply pressure directly onto certain areas on your body while at the same time doing so in small increments over time until pain relief is achieved without causing further damage to underlying tissues within joints or tendons surrounding them (this process called “manipulating”).
Physiotherapy can successfully treat carpel tunnel syndrome?
Physiotherapy can successfully treat carpal tunnel syndrome.
Physiotherapists are trained to help manage the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and prevent it from getting worse or recovering from surgery if treatment fails. Physiotherapists work closely with patients who have had a failed attempt at the surgery or those who have not recovered from their symptoms after surgery. They also advise on how best to manage your symptoms once you’ve been given the all-clear by medical professionals; this may include physical treatments like massage therapy, exercise programs (which help with circulation), acupuncture treatments and other forms of complementary medicine such as aromatherapy oils that can help relieve pain & inflammation caused by injuries sustained while performing tasks requiring fine motor skills such as typing at work where repetitive movements are required.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that is often misunderstood. Although physiotherapy can help to relieve symptoms, it will not cure the underlying cause of your pain. The most important thing to remember about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is that there are many different ways to treat it, and no one treatment works for everyone.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of this condition, speak with our expert doctors and physiotherapists at Saqsham Ortho regarding your treatment procedure and further inquiries.