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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Relief

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Carpal Tunnel Pain ReliefCarpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common cause for pain, numbness and tingling in the hand, caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. Approximately 15 of every 100,000 individuals will experience CTS per year, with women being at least twice as likely to be affected as men.  Carpal Tunnel therapy has been proven to increase flexibility and strength as well as relieve your pain.

Common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Repetitive strain and prolonged flexion/extension of the wrist, notably from activities such as driving, reading, typing, and holding a telephone
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Wrist fracture and associated swelling
  • Pregnancy/oral contraceptive use leading to swelling in the limbs
  • Underlying nerve dysfunctions

Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Minimizing contributory factors such as repetitive use/strain
  • Wrist splinting helps keep the wrist in a neutral position, limiting prolonged extension/flexion
  • Glucocorticoids (steroids) can be taken orally or injected into the carpal tunnel to reduce inflammation and compression
  • Deep, pulsed ultrasound can be used to decrease pain and promote soft tissue healing
  • Yoga has been shown to be effective for pain control

 


At Arizona Pain Specialists our goal is to relieve your carpal tunnel pain symptoms, improve function and increase your quality of life.


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