If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) you will want to watch this! 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇
Dr. Nicholas Moore, M.D., FAAFP from Motor City Orthopedics joins Heather Asti, PT, MPT, owner & director of HealthQuest Physical Therapy in Rochester Hills South, to discuss a non-invasive solution that will get CTS sufferers back to enjoying life in less than a week!
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves in the hand—the median nerve—is compressed as it travels through the wrist. The median nerve controls movement in the thumb and feeling in the thumb and first three fingers. It runs down the arm and forearm, passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist, and goes into the hand.
Common Symptoms of CTS
- Numbness, tingling, burning, and pain in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
- Occasional shock-like sensations that radiate to the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
- Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
- Weakness in the hand
Treatment options for CTS
The good news is there are a lot of ways to ease your symptoms. One of those is through physical therapy. A therapeutic exercise program is one treatment option your doctor may recommend for carpal tunnel syndrome. Specific exercises may help reduce pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. These exercises may be incorporated with bracing and/or splinting, medication, and activity changes to help relieve symptoms.
Non-surgical procedure for CTS
As Dr. Moore discussed in the video above, he is a surgeon that offers carpal tunnel relief (CTR) using ultrasound guidance to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome while minimizing recovery time. Most patients can return to work and the activities they love in less than a week.
Performing CTR with ultrasound guidance allows most patients to enjoy immediate motion so they can focus on getting back to their lives and the activities they love. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome and are considering a surgical procedure, CTR with the SX-One MicroKnife and ultrasound guidance may be right for you.
What About Physical Therapy After Surgery?
Often doctors will recommend physical therapy to help your wrist get stronger, even after the ultrasound-guided procedure. But the benefits don’t stop there: Your therapist can also help you manage your surgical scar to prevent any complications. They can also recommend specific exercises to help you regain mobility and flexibility.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you know the pain, numbness, and tingling it causes can make it tough to do many of the things you enjoy. The good news is we can help. Whether you’re going to see Dr. Moore (contact him here) or want to try physical therapy first, we are here! Start by scheduling a free assessment today at HealthQuest!
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