Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which nine tendons and a nerve pass into the hand.  There are eight small bones in the wrist, called carpal bones.  Four of these form a bowl-shaped depression, the carpal tunnel, on the palm side of the wrist that these tendons and nerve pass over.  In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the carpal tunnel becomes too tight, causing compression and irritation of the median nerve.  This nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm and transmits sensation and initiates movement in the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed causing the symptoms of the syndrome.

 

Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, numbness  or weakness in the palm of the hand eventually leading into the thumb and some of the fingers.  Often pain or numbness takes place at night.

 

CAUSES:

Most causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are often a combination of factors.  Some conditions that may lead to the syndrome are obesity, oral contraceptives, arthritis, diabetes, trauma and pregnancy.  Work related causes of the syndrome are still debated, but occupational factors such as posture, completing repetitive tasks  and heavy manual work  have been noted as possible causes.

Neuromuscular regeneration therapy uses electrical stimulation to provide a variety of positive effects for the entire body.  This therapy focuses on providing the following:

 

  • Increase in circulation

  • Pain relief

  • Nerve regeneration

  • Muscular stimulation

  • An anti-inflammatory action

 

Depending on your symptoms, neuromuscular regeneration therapy can provide numerous positive results.  This treatment utilizes electronic pulses to reduce pain, and retrain the nerves which results in maximizing the benefit of the treatment. 

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