Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Battling Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be difficult to deal with day in and day out. Yet with proper care, this condition can be managed to minimize pain and discomfort. If you are looking for physical therapy in Massapequa, NY, then Park Physical Therapy can help you get back to living your best life.

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be diagnosed as numbness and tingling in the hand as your wrist can experience a pinched nerve which results in swelling. The carpal tunnel is a passage within your wrist that controls the movement and feeling in your thumb and fingers yet not the pinky. Carpal tunnel can be caused by repetitive motions or even certain conditions like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, heredity, or even pregnancy.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

Symptoms may include a sensation of burning, tingling, itching or numbness in the fingers, thumb, or palm of the hand.  As symptoms progress without treatment, you may experience a loss of grip strength in your hand or painful muscle cramps.  At first, symptoms will begin gradually, as they will come and go. As the symptoms persist it becomes more chronic and patients will experience discomfort more frequently.  

Carpal Tunnel Treatment

As invasive surgery can be an option to treat carpal tunnel, this can also lead to some complications, and many patients prefer not to resort to the knife. That’s why physical therapy can be a great option. Physical therapy can help treat the symptoms of carpal tunnel through conservative care. Our experienced team has helped many patients relieve their ongoing discomfort successfully. With the treatment of physical therapy in Massapequa, NY at Park Physical Therapy, we can help restore normal function to your wrist.  

Treatment would include education regarding the condition and how you can help to prevent any further pain and relieve discomfort at home.  We would also help perform exercises to strengthen the muscles in your hand, fingers, wrist, and forearm. In addition, we would also perform stretching exercises to enhance flexibility in the same muscles.  These are just a few treatment options that our physical therapy in Massapequa, NY can provide. Contact us if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and want to get back to doing the things you love.