Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist within the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway made of bones and ligaments at the base of the hand. Symptoms of CTS include numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the hand, particularly during activities that involve repetitive motions like typing or gripping.
At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy or chiropractic as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the upper limb, relative rest and activity modification, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. Some cases may also involve short-term splinting or bracing. Early intervention is key to managing and preventing further progression of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Treatments may include: