About the width of your thumb, the carpal tunnel is a narrow channel on the palm side of your wrist. The tunnel protects the median nerve and the tendons that bend your fingers. Pressure on the nerve can cause pain and weakness in your wrist and hand. Numbness or tingling can also occur in some of your fingers. This pressure is caused by crowding or irritation of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and can lead to this disease. Fuller Physical Therapy treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can help relieve pain to keep you from having surgery. Our techniques involve desensitization maneuvers and soft tissue mobilization in the arms and hands to help “untrap” the median nerve. These maneuvers, along with a home exercise program can work just as well as carpal tunnel surgery and can help get you back to normal daily living, without pain. Call and make an appointment today at (270) 274-9221.
By David Christopher Fuller PT, DPT, MBA