Our Woodbridge physiotherapist Tirana frequently treats people suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand. The carpal tunnel houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers. The median nerve provides feeling to the palm side of the thumb and to most of the fingers.
Symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness, tingling, weakness, and sometimes pain in the hand and wrist. You might have difficulty with tasks such as driving or reading a book. You may have difficulty with fine motor skills. Weakness of hand or finger grip may make it difficult to grasp small objects or perform other manual tasks. Contributing factors include trauma or injury to the wrist, especially repetitive stresses or activities. Less directly, health conditions that cause swelling, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and fluid retention during pregnancy can also lead to these symptoms. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The disorder usually occurs only in adults.
Safe, gentle and effective physical therapy for treating carpal tunnel syndrome is available without resorting to and relying on drugs or surgery. Our physiotherapist Tirana has several treatment options available to help you relieve your carpal tunnel syndrome and get you back to living your life right here in Woodbridge. Call 905-417-5272 to book your physiotherapy session now!