Physiotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and Physiotherapy

What is the carpal tunnel syndrome:

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition caused by the entrapment of the median
nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway at the wrist. It results in pain and dysfunction
of the hand, wrist, and forearm.  when the median nerve is compressed within the carpal
tunnel, it causes symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain which can worsen if not
treated properly.

Causes of Carpal tunnel syndrome:

Biomechanical factors include repetitive wrist motions, such as typing or using a computer
mouse for long periods, holding one’s wrists in awkward positions, and carrying heavy loads
with one’s hands. These activities can increase tension on the tendons in the carpal tunnel and
cause them to swell, compressing the median nerve. Health conditions that increase one’s risk
of developing CTS include diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy, obesity, and thyroid problems.
The treatment for CTS depends on its severity. Mild cases can often be managed with lifestyle
changes such as taking regular breaks from repetitive activities and wearing a wrist brace. For
more severe cases, physical therapy techniques like Manual therapy which includes soft tissue
release, mobilization, stretching exercises, and nerve flossing may be recommended to reduce
swelling in the carpal tunnel and improve the range of motion in the affected area. In some
cases, surgery may be necessary to create more space within the carpal tunnel to relieve
pressure on the median nerve.

How Physiotherapy can help?

Physiotherapists can provide exercises to improve flexibility in the hand muscles and facilitate
wrist flexion. Other treatments may include ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, electrical
stimulation, manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint
mobilization/manipulation, Kinesio taping, and acupuncture. In addition to symptom relief
through these treatments, physiotherapists will educate patients on how to modify their daily
activities to prevent further aggravation.

Our well trained Physiotherapist at curezone Physiotherapy can be an effectively treat CTS. A
physiotherapist will thoroughly assess your wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck joints along with
your posture and work ergonomics assessment to identify any restrictions and cause that may
leads to compression of the median nerve at these levels. They will also provide education on
preventing CTS from recurring, including Manual therapy, exercises to increase mobility in the
wrist joints, stretching exercises for tight muscles around the thumb and fingers, and postural

advice to reduce strain on the joint structures at work or during leisure activities. Additionally,
they will recommend lifestyle changes such as taking regular breaks from activities involving
repetitive use of your hands (e.g., typing). With proper treatment from a physiotherapist,
individuals with CTS can expect improved function, reduced pain levels, and decreased risk of

Immediate Help through Physiotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

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