Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Can Affect Anyone at Any Age
Whether it’s from working at a desk, lifting weights, or swinging a baseball bat, everyone is prone to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Any activity that inflicts abnormal pressure on the median nerve can bring on the problem.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Hold your hand palm up in front of you and wiggle your fingers.
Notice the skin movement, but also tendons, ligament, and bone? When you have CTS, say hello to the transverse carpal ligament.
Opposite this ligament is your wrist bones, and traveling between the two is the median nerve, which delivers messages to the thumb and remaining fingers except for your pinky finger.
When the nerve becomes compressed, this is where you will notice numbness and tingling sensations.
Concerned you may have carpal tunnel syndrome and want treatment? Book with a physiotherapist today.
Will Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Go Away On Its Own?
We usually get this question after a patient has tried to treat the problem at home. Perhaps they are doing hand stretches and applying ice to their wrist, but no avail.
By the time they come in for treatment, the condition has worsened, and perhaps they are taking time off from work, leisure, or sports due to the pain.
It is tough to say for sure if your condition relieves itself. At the very least, anti-inflammatories can help reduce swelling and pain.
However, the longer you wait to get treatment, your condition may worsen. What’s more is that you often guess at your diagnosis.
Concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome and think you need treatment now? Book with a physiotherapist today.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Here are some wrist stretches you can do at home.
If your condition does not improve within two weeks, however, the best call to make is to the experts. CTS can be serious and require surgery.