Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is when the Median Nerve becomes compressed and irritated as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The Median Nerve can become compressed because either the structural size of the carpal tunnel is decreased. Swelling or thickening of the tendons and their coverings can also compress on the Medial Nerve.
Sign and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome:
Risk factors associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
A variety of risk factors may contribute to the development of Carpal tunnel syndrome, such as:
Physiotherapy Management of Carpal tunnel syndrome:
At York-Med physiotherapy, our registered physiotherapists will conduct a comprehensive and individualized assessment to identify the cause of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how it affects your life. They will then construct a treatment plan that is specific to you and your condition. Typically, your treatment will involve techniques designed to get the Median Nerve to move more smoothly in the Carpal Tunnel and exercise to stretch and strengthen muscles and correct the underlying cause. Your physiotherapist will educate you on any habits that may need changing to alleviate any pressure on your Median Nerve.