July 31, 2022
Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is a condition that causes discomfort, numbness, and weakness in the wrist and hand. In severe conditions, it may cause pain and affect the use of a person’s entire arm. As you may already know, this condition is caused by pressure on the median nerve which is located at the base of the palm.
Surgery is the most common treatment for CTS, especially for patients who are experiencing severe symptoms. However, individuals experiencing milder symptoms find physical therapy JLT helpful in alleviating pain and numbness.
While it is not always an urgent concern, it is highly recommended that you visit a physical therapist for consultation as soon as you experience symptoms of CTS. This includes numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in the thumb, index, middle finger, and in some cases the ring finger. While shaking your hands may relieve this feeling, they become more noticeable as the condition gets worse.
When you visit a physiotherapy clinic, the first step (like always) that your therapist will do is evaluate the condition of your wrist and hands through a series of activities that allows them to determine other symptoms and which movements cause you pain.
Treatment and therapy for CTS include:
Physiotherapy Dubai is not just about providing patients with a treatment plan that they need to follow, it also includes educating you, the patient about your condition, what causes it, and what you can do to prevent the condition from getting worse. Your therapist may also recommend that you change certain habits or how you use and position your hands while doing certain tasks.
Some therapists may recommend deep tissue massage to help relieve pain and release tension if you present milder symptoms. However, if there are no improvements after the massage, you may be required to perform exercises that are designed to improve the flexibility of your wrist, hand, and fingers.
Your physical therapist will teach you a range of gentle stretching exercises to help increase the mobility and flexibility of your wrist, fingers, and hand. Some exercises may also help you adjust how to move and use your hand and wrist, in a way that you won’t put too much pressure on the median nerve.
If you are already experiencing weakness in your hand and wrist, your therapist may teach you exercises that will help strengthen your muscles and improve posture and mobility. Once your condition has improved, your therapist may prescribe that you try strengthening exercises that are designed to strengthen your hand, wrist, and forearm.
Whether you are experiencing symptoms of CTS and wish to learn more about your condition or you need therapy after recovering from an injury, Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC offers a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs. You may visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.