The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the hand just beyond the crease of your wrist. It is where the tendons that work your fingers to make a fist enters the hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the wrist that can cause numbness or tingling in the fingers. It is caused by compression of the median nerve which, with the tendons, passes through the carpal tunnel.
Treatment of severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome may require surgery to resolve, however more conservative treatment should be considered first.
It is important to know that there are other conditions such as hypertonic wrist flexors that can mimic the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Therefore, it is important to have a good examination and accurate diagnosis before agreeing to a treatment plan.
Our therapists are highly trained in the examination and diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome and other wrist & hand problems, so if you are suffering from wrist or hand pain give us a call.