If you have carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS, then you know it’s no joke. Affecting 1 out of 20 people in America, carpal tunnel syndrome can cause discomfort, pain, and even work lost due to the inability to use your hand or wrist. But you don’t have to suffer in silence – once diagnosed by a doctor, there are all sorts of ways to treat (and relieve) your carpal tunnel pain. If diagnosed early, and treated, you may even avoid surgery. Here are 4 common, non-surgical ways to treat symptoms of CTS.
4 Common Non-Surgical Ways to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Stretching is a great way to improve the flexibility of your wrist, hand and fingers. It’s also a great way to rest your wrists and hands from the repetitive motion that is often the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Exercises will increase the strength of the muscles in your hand, fingers and forearm. Increasing strength and flexibility (by stretching) can help prevent further damage from occurring.
Carpal Tunnel Brace
The use of a splint or a brace can provide comfort and alleviate pain. Additionally, it can give your hands or wrists the break they desperately need in order to heal fully.
A certified hand therapist can help you with all of the above. They will assess your hand and wrist and create a custom healing plan of action, just for you! This plan might include ice and heat therapy, stretching, strengthening exercises, and a carpal tunnel brace or splint.
Custom Made Carpal Tunnel Braces at Desert Hand Therapy
At Desert Hand and Physical Therapy, we fabricate over 200 custom made splints and braces per month. Our certified hand therapists are experts at fashioning a carpal tunnel brace or splint that could help ease your pain and even heal faster. Competitively priced and made right here in our offices, our custom made braces are perfect for anyone looking to heal quickly and effectively. Make an appointment with us today and see how we can help you get back to the life and activities that you love!