What is it?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the hand, fingers, and wrist as a result of a compressed median nerve. Those with carpal tunnel syndrome may experience pain and weakness along with feelings of tingling, tickling, burning, and numbness. Many times, carpal tunnel is the result of repetitive movements, such as frequent computer use or playing the guitar.
If the symptoms go untreated, along with the pain and discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, patients may experience a decrease in sensitivity to both hot and cold and a possible decay of muscles in the thumb. For most patients, surgery is not required if the condition is diagnosed and managed effectively.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue massage therapy is the most non-invasive, cost-efficient and effective long-term treatment. Here at Elite Performance Therapy we have treated numerous carpel tunnel syndrome clients and seen positive results in reduced inflammation, pain and numbness. Treatment programs may also include specific strengthening and release techniques as well as rehabilitation exercises where appropriate.