What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

If you think that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome call ProActive Physiotherapy in Edmonton, AB to get relief. Jun23rd 2022

Your arms, elbows, wrists, and hands are made up of a highly sophisticated series of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. There are many causes of pain in your hands, wrists, and elbows. The pain could be the result of an injury or an underlying condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome. ProActive Physiotherapy in Edmonton, AB will help you to alleviate the pain. Our expert physiotherapists will meet with you and review your symptoms. Once we have assessed your symptoms, our Edmonton, AB physiotherapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Do you find that your hands, wrists, and elbows are sore after spending the day working at a computer? Or operating a machine? Many repetitive motions can cause pain to develop in your hands, wrists, and elbows. Several signs that you have carpal tunnel syndrome are:

  • Numbness and tingling in the hand
  • Sharp pain in the wrist
  • Inflammation in the wrist
  • Severe pain at night
  • A weakened grip
  • Discomfort throughout the day

You may find that symptoms will appear throughout the day when you are doing simple activities such as holding a book or typing on your computer. Two of the most common symptoms are tingling and numbness in your hands. The purpose of the carpal tunnel is to protect the median nerve which is located on the inside of your wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the carpal tunnel in your wrist becomes constricted or pinched. Our Edmonton, AB physiotherapists will help you to adjust your posture and activities to reduce the discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome and is a common form of nerve damage that can cause pain in the elbow, wrist, and hand. This syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve. This nerve is located on the outside of the elbow and is often called the “funny bone”. Pressure on the cubital tunnel and surrounding nerves can cause tingling, pain, and numbness.

Get Relief

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and are in pain, contact ProActive Physiotherapists in Edmonton, AB. Pain in your elbows, wrists, and hands may range from mild to severe. You may also find that it comes and goes throughout the day. The pain may begin to limit the way that you perform daily tasks at work and home. Don’t hesitate to consult with one of our Edmonton, AB physiotherapists to get relief from elbow, wrist, and hand pain. ProActive Physiotherapy offers the physiotherapy Edmonton trusts! Call ProActive Physiotherapy today to set up your consultation!

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