Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel of the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a small passageway formed by the wrist bones and ligaments. The tunnel protects the finger flexor tendons and the median nerves that pass through it.
You may be at risk with carpal tunnel symptoms if you are:
• experiencing menopause
• work-related repetitive activities
• having small carpal tunnel
• previous wrist injury
Symptoms include numbness in the palm of the hand and hand weakness.
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, Everest Rehabilitation Services therapists can offer conservative treatment options like night splints, ergonomic education, tendon glides and education about anti-inflammatories.
If you do have surgery, our physical therapists will help you restore strength in the wrist post-surgery.