Do you wake up with numb, tingling hands? Do your hands fall asleep while working on the computer? If so, you could have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist into the hand. This is the nerve that allows feeling and movement of your hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. Many people with CTS begin losing feeling in their fingertips, then lose grip strength and have trouble with fine dexterity skills, such as buttoning a shirt.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can have a variety of causes. Sudden injuries, such as falling on the hands, repetitive injuries from computer work or using tools with the hand bent in awkward positions can cause muscle imbalances and the bones of the wrist to shift out of place. When wrist bones shift out of place, the median nerve gets pinched causing tingling, weakness or loss of sensation in the hand. Loss of joint flexibility and weakness of the forearm muscles that provide wrist and hand strength can also occur.
Surgery is often recommended for CTS, but is surgery addressing the underlying cause of the problem? Is it correcting the bone misalignments, muscle imbalances, and joint flexibility in the wrist? Is it strengthening any muscle weaknesses that are contributing to the condition?
We have a unique system of treatment for CTS that has helped our patients achieve excellent results in regaining their hand function in a relatively short period of time, even where other treatments, including surgery have failed. It is what we do that is different that helps our patients achieve such amazing results. We use some of the most advanced treatments and exercises to restore wrist bone alignment, flexibility, muscle balance and strength. Once these problems are addressed, the injured nerve heals resulting in a return of normal feeling, strength and movement of the hand.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, contact us to see if we can help.