Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand problem caused by pressure on a nerve in your wrist. This nerve runs through a small tunnel in your wrist to your hand. When it gets squeezed, you might feel numbness, tingling, and weakness in your thumb and fingers.

Things like the shape of your wrist, some health problems, and doing the same hand movements a lot can lead to this condition.

The good news is, getting the right treatment can help get rid of the numbness and tingling and make your hand work normally again.

So, if you are dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome, let Evergreen Rehab and Wellness Clinics help you. We have skilled practitioners and holistic treatments ready to tackle your pain and improve your hand’s health.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is when you feel numbness, tingling, and pain in your hand and arm. It happens because a big nerve in your hand, called the median nerve, gets squished as it goes through your wrist. 

If you don’t do anything about it, it tends to get worse and could even make your hand stop working right. You might not feel things with your fingers and they could get weak. That’s why it’s really important to catch it early and get it treated.

What are the symptoms of CTS?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) typically presents with the following symptoms: 

  • Numbness or tingling: You may experience numbness, tingling, or a “pins and needles” sensation in your hand or fingers, particularly the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger. 
  • Weakness: You may notice weakness in your hand or difficulty gripping objects. This weakness can make it challenging to perform tasks that require fine motor skills, such as buttoning a shirt or holding onto small objects. 
  • Pain or discomfort: CTS can cause pain or discomfort in the wrist, hand, or forearm. This pain may radiate up the arm or down into the fingers. It’s often worse at night or during activities that involve repetitive wrist movements, such as typing or using tools. 
  • Hand clumsiness: Some individuals with CTS may experience clumsiness or a tendency to drop objects due to weakness or numbness in the hand. 
  • Thumb weakness: In severe cases, CTS can lead to weakness in the muscles at the base of the thumb, making it challenging to pinch or grasp objects. 

What are the causes of CTS?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. Several factors can contribute to this compression, leading to the development of CTS:

  • Repetitive hand or wrist movements: Engaging in repetitive hand or wrist movements, such as typing on a computer keyboard, using a computer mouse, or performing assembly line work, can increase the risk of developing CTS.
  • Prolonged or awkward hand positions: Maintaining prolonged or awkward hand positions, such as bending the wrist for extended periods while using tools or equipment, can put pressure on the median nerve and contribute to CTS.
  • Anatomical factors: Certain anatomical features, such as having a smaller carpal tunnel or a wrist injury that alters the structure of the wrist, can increase the likelihood of developing CTS.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, obesity, and pregnancy, can increase the risk of developing CTS. These conditions can affect the body’s tissues and increase pressure on the median nerve.
  • Trauma or injury: Trauma or injury to the wrist, such as fractures or dislocations, can lead to swelling or inflammation in the carpal tunnel, putting pressure on the median nerve and causing CTS symptoms.
  • Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes, such as those occurring during pregnancy or menopause, can affect the tissues in the carpal tunnel, leading to swelling and compression of the median nerve.
  • Genetics: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to developing CTS, meaning they may inherit certain anatomical features or conditions that increase their risk of developing the condition.

Understanding CTS causes might help people prevent and manage symptoms by making lifestyle adjustments. A healthcare professional should diagnose and treat CTS if you suspect it or have symptoms.

Featured Holistic Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Struggling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? At Evergreen Rehab & Wellness, we understand the debilitating impact foot pain from CTS can have on your daily life. That’s why we’re committed to addressing the root cause of your discomfort, providing holistic treatments for lasting relief and improved mobility. Here’s how our specialized services can help you:

  • Chiropractic Care: Customized adjustments to ease discomfort and improve joint function.
  • Registered Massage Therapy: Therapeutic massages to reduce muscle tension and enhance mobility.
  • Physiotherapy: Personalized exercises to strengthen your body and manage CTS symptoms.
  • Kinesiology/Active Rehab: Tailored exercise programs to restore movement and joint health.
  • Manual Osteopathy: Hands-on techniques to alleviate pain and restore balance.
  • Acupuncture: Pain and inflammation reduction with the use of traditional practices. Feel the relief of chronic tension syndrome and increase your mobility with our holistic treatments.

Ready to step away from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and back into your active life?

Take the first step towards relief and reclaim your mobility with Evergreen Rehab & Wellness. Schedule your appointment today. Your journey to lasting comfort begins here.

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