Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects the wrist and hand, causing pain, numbness, and tingling. It can make daily activities, such as typing, writing, and holding objects, difficult and uncomfortable. At Legend Physiotherapy and Rehab, we offer effective treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Abbotsford.
Our team of skilled physiotherapists and medical professionals will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and achieve the best possible outcome.
To understand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s important to know a bit about the anatomy of the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of the wrist. It is made up of bones, ligaments, and tendons that help protect the median nerve and the flexor tendons that control the fingers.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. This pressure can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers. These symptoms may be felt in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as typing or playing an instrument. Other factors that can contribute to the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include wrist injuries, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, and obesity.
The most common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers. These symptoms may be worse at night and may make it difficult to perform daily activities that require fine motor skills, such as writing or typing.Top of Form
Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) depends on the severity of the symptoms and the underlying cause of the condition. It’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience any symptoms of CTS, as early intervention can help prevent permanent nerve damage.
Here at Legend Physiotherapy, we offer a variety of treatment options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to help relieve symptoms and improve hand function. Our experienced therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options:
Surgical Treatment Options:
If non-surgical treatment options fail to provide relief, surgery may be necessary to alleviate pressure on the median nerve. The surgical procedure is called carpal tunnel release and involves cutting the ligament that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel to create more space for the median nerve.
Recovery and Complications:
After surgery, you may experience some pain, swelling, and stiffness in your hand and wrist. These symptoms usually subside within a few weeks, and most patients can return to normal activities within two to three months. Our therapists will work with you to develop a rehabilitation program to help you regain hand strength and function.
Like any surgical procedure, carpal tunnel release carries some risks, including infection, nerve damage, and stiffness in the wrist. However, these complications are relatively rare and can be minimized with proper postoperative care.
Carpal tunnel release is a highly effective treatment for CTS, with the majority of patients experiencing significant improvement in symptoms and hand function. However, some patients may continue to experience numbness, tingling, or weakness in their hand, especially if the condition was severe or longstanding.
If you suspect you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contact Legend Physiotherapy & Wellness Abbotsford to schedule an evaluation. Our team of experienced therapists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan designed to help you regain hand function and alleviate symptoms.