DO YOU YOU HAVE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME EXPLAINED
The typical symptoms of CTS are pain, tingling and numbness in the hand, in particular the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. Weakness in the hand may also be a presentation.
- • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is VERY common
- • It affects 3-6% of people
- • In both hands half of the time
- • More common in women
- • More common over the age of 50
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome commonly occurs as a result of trauma to the wrist or simply repetitive strain caused by occupations involving fast, repetitive movements, firm grips, or constant pressure on the wrist (typing at a keyboard anyone?).
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of inflammation building up in the wrist and placing pressure on the median nerve as it travels through the region. This aggravates the nerve and affects the structures it supplies.
Chiropractic care can help to alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by releasing the muscles of the forearm, mobilizing the joints of the wrist, and strapping to support the wrist.
We combine the best approaches
At ChiroPlus we offer a comprehensive solution for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by combining traditional therapies, including stretch and strengthening, taping, and joint mobilisation, with the latest Shockwave Therapy technology. This ensures that we not only get you out of pain quickly, but keep you pain free for longer.
Shockwave Therapy involves the application of specific pressure waves to the affected area, resulting in recovery and repair of the median nerve and other affected tissue.
How does it work?
Shockwave Therapy uses an acoustic pressure wave to:
- • Disrupt the affected tissue
- • Stimulate collagen synthesis
- • Enhance blood supply
- • Flush out pain-transmitting substances
What does the evidence say?
- • Safe and effective
- • 90% of participants treated with Shockwave had excellent or good results
- • As effective as surgery initially and even better than the surgical outcomes after 2 years
- • Effective in the treatment of partial-thickness tears of the rotator cuff
- • Initial studies on the use of Shockwave therapy in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder show promise