CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

We Can Effectively Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Radial Shockwave, Dry Needling, and Other Physiotherapy Modalities!

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Carpal tunnel refers to a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist that protects several vital structures such as the median nerve, tendons, and blood vessels. The repetitive hand motions like typing, health problems ( hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and diabetes), and sports injuries can contribute to compression of median nerve passing through this passageway and leads to a condition known as “carpal tunnel syndrome“.


Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

  • Numbness/ tingling/ pain in your thumb and the first three fingers of your hand
  • Pain and burning which travels up your arm
  • Wrist pain at night
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness in the muscles of your hand

Conditions and Causes linked to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Fluid retention due to pregnancy/ menopause
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disorders/ rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fractures/ trauma to the wrist

Inflammation can cause swelling which sometimes can interfere with blood flow.

Initial Consultation

This may be a result of:

  • Position of your wrists while using keyboard/ mouse
  • Prolonged exposure to vibrations (power tools, etc.)
  • Repeated movement that overextends your wrist (playing piano/ typing)

Who is at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome?


Women are 3 times more likely to have carpal tunnel syndrome than men and is usually diagnosed for the ages of 30- 60. Lifestyle habits may increase the risk for carpal tunnel syndrome including; smoking, high salt intake, high body mass index (BMI) and more.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome diagnoses

Doctors can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome using your medical history and physical examination of your hand, wrist, shoulder and neck. Tests such as X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans may identify predisposing factors.


Some Helpful Tips:

  • Avoid overextending your wrist
  • Keep an eye on your hand position
  • Use wrist splints, especially at night
  • Mild pain medication to reduce inflammation
  • Treatment of any conditions such as diabetes/arthritis/high blood pressure
  • Make some lifestyle changes
  • Physiotherapy exercises and other modalities are highly recommended


Treatment Options:

There are variety of treatments options and techniques that can help cure carpal tunnel.



Physiotherapy


  • Manipulation, Mobilization, Exercise
  • Electrical modalities:
  • Infrared Body Wrap or DOME
  • Magnetic Bio-Simulation
  • Ultrasound
  • 3D Interferential Current


Massage


  • Variety of special techniques


Acupuncture




Radial Shockwave


  • Breaks down calcification
  • Provides pain relief
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Relieves spasms and stiffness

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

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Contact Details

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Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1V9

Email: office@theartlife.ca
Phone: 416 449-6747

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