Can Massage Therapy Help with Carpal Tunnel?
For many Americans who suffer from
carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), daily tasks such as typing on a keyboard or gripping a coffee mug
can be extremely painful. Although many rely on medications or wrist braces
for relief, one of the most effective forms of treatment is massage therapy.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel is a condition that can cause pain and numbness in the wrists,
hands, and arms. If often occurs due to excessive pressures placed on
the median nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel located on the
wrist. Repetitive hand movements and tasks are the most common cause for
the development of CTS.
When CTS is caught and treated in its early stages, symptoms are often
reversible. But if left untreated, however, the damage may be permanent.
How Massage Therapy Can Help
Massage therapy is an effective treatment for pain relief, soothing the
muscles, tendons, and nerves contained in the wrist. Physical therapists
possess an extensive knowledge of the inner-workings and anatomy of the
human body and can apply remedial techniques with maximum effect. The
type and length of treatments depend on the injury.
Reach Out to Manhattan Sports Therapy Today
Dr. Nemirovsky will conduct a thorough evaluation, assessing your pain
symptoms, range of motion, and hand grip strength. He is able to examine
the median nerve directly and determine the exact site of compression
Through hand therapy and carpal tunnel exercises centralized on soft tissue
mobilization, he relieves the inflamed median nerve and restores proper
function to your wrist, hand, and arm. By skillfully incorporating state-of-the-art
therapies and the Graston Technique®, Dr. Nemirovsky can be successful
in helping you obtain wrist pain relief and restoration.