It is a common condition affecting the hands and wrists. The symptoms of CTS occur when the median
nerve is squeezed in the carpal tunnel of the wrist, a medical condition called nerve entrapment. CTS
symptoms can be caused by any condition that reduces the size of the carpal tunnel or enlarges its
Since it has been suggested that this syndrome may be caused by repetitive hand movement, such as
typing on a computer keyboard or doing assembly work, it has gained a lot of attention in recent years.
Regardless of what kind of work you do, many people develop this condition. It can be difficult to do
many of the things you enjoy due to the pain, numbness, and tingling of carpal tunnel syndrome. The
good news is that there are many ways to ease your symptoms. One of them is physical therapy.
A therapist at SOLACE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC can work with you to reduce your pain and help you get
strength. A hand physical therapist can recommend gliding exercises, which target nerves and tendons to
help reduce pain and increase mobility.
If your therapist recommends a brace, you’ll wear it at night that will keep your wrist straight. You may
also wear it during the day if you’re doing activities that can exacerbate your condition.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by anything that compresses the median nerve. The following are
some of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Fractures of the wrist that narrow the
carpal tunnel or irritate the median nerve. Rheumatoid arthritis swelling and irritation compressing the
median nerve. Compression of the median nerve caused by inflammation of surrounding tendons.
Certain hand exercises can help relieve pressure on the median nerve and alleviate symptoms of carpal
tunnel syndrome caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist.