Do your hands go numb or feel tingly without an explanation? You might have an incredibly common syndrome better known as Carpal Tunnel.
As a matter of fact, you might already know many people who have dealt with it and, as unpleasant and painful as it is, there are many treatment options and MSK is one of them.
How can you tell if you have carpal tunnel syndrome? And how do you find the best carpal tunnel syndrome treatment?
Carpal Tunnel: So Painful And Yet So Common
CTS happens when the carpal tunnel inside your wrist swells and squeezes your (median nerve). It might be caused by underlying medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and pregnancy, but it’s far more common to develop because of wrong posture when typing, repetitive movements that overextend the wrists -such as playing the piano- and prolonged exposure to vibrating tools. If you have one or more of these symptoms, you might be experiencing CTS:
- Numbness and tingling in the first three fingers of your hand
- Pain on your forearm
- Pain when resting
- Weakness in the muscles of the hand
Although it might be causing a lot of discomfort and pain, CTS is not dangerous nor life-threatening. Nevertheless, we suggest you address your symptoms with your GP, who may want to refer you to a specialist to do further exams.
MSK: Can It Be A Treatment For Carpal Tunnel?
MSK is one of the most common corrective treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. It can solve and successfully treat a wide range of conditions with a multifactorial approach such as manual therapy, exercise and low-level laser therapy.
Amongst the most positive effects of MSK, there are:
- Significant pain and swelling reduction
- A general improvement in mental health
- Your muscles will be strengthened
If you decide to see a MSK therapist for your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the first step will be to visit you and assess all the problems related to your condition. Then, they will help you develop a treatment and guide you through recovery.
Bear in mind that there’s no standard treatment and the specialist will decide which approach might be more successful in your case.
On many occasions, CTS requires you to wear a wrist splint and do some light physical exercise to strengthen your wrist muscles.
If you are in pain, it is usually advisable that you take some over the counter pain medications such as ibuprofen, although it will just help you deal with the pain and won’t treat the underlying condition.
Don’t Let The Pain Stop You: Book Your Appointment Now!
Pain and discomfort might have a rather negative impact on your life and cause you to suffer from several points of view. That’s why it’s important that you book your carpal tunnel syndrome treatment now. To make an appointment, give us a call on 01606 45077 or use our online booking system.