Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist or in a muscle of the forearm. This pressing of the nerve causes pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the wrist and fingers.
If suspect that you have CTS, a proper exam and diagnosis is essential. Because the median nerve arises in the neck, a complete evaluation of the neck, shoulder, arm, and wrist must be conducted to rule out other forms of nerve injury.
Fortunately, CTS is something that typically resolves with proper manual therapies, including Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Acupuncture, and with the use of assistive braces.
If you have been diagnosed with CTS or suspect that you may have it, call or book an appointment for an evaluation and discussion of your treatment options.