Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disorder that affects the hand and wrist, causing pain, tingling, and numbness. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand. This pressure can be caused by swelling or anything else that puts pressure on the nerve. CTS is the most common entrapment neuropathy, or nerve disorder, in the upper extremity. It affects people of all ages, genders, and professions, but it is most common in women between the ages of 30 and 60. It can be caused by a variety of factors including repetitive movements, such as typing, playing an instrument, or working in an assembly line. It can also be caused by medical conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, and pregnancy.
The most common symptom of CTS is pain, tingling, and numbness in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. These symptoms usually start gradually and worsen over time if not treated. Other symptoms of CTS include weakness in the hand, difficulty gripping objects, and a decrease in hand coordination.
Among the most effective treatments for CTS is Laser Therapy. It is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Laser therapy works by reducing inflammation and increasing circulation to the affected area. This helps to reduce the pressure on the nerves in the carpal tunnel, improving the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome such as pain, numbness, and tingling. It can also help to reduce the size of the tunnel, further relieving nerve pressure. Laser therapy is an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome when used in conjunction with other treatments such as rest, immobilization, stretching, and physical therapy.
If you suspect that you have CTS, Give us a call. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to reduce the severity of symptoms and prevent permanent damage.