In today’s technological world, we are becoming more and more reliant on the use of our fingers, hands, and wrists. Most of our day is used typing; whether that be at the office or on your cell phone. Because of this, it is extremely important that if you are experiencing tingling and/or numbness in your wrist, hand or fingers, that you address that issue before it gets worse.
Early diagnosis and treatment could mean the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage. In many cases, tingling and numbness could mean the beginning stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow channel that runs from your forearm to your wrist on your palm side. The tunnel protects the nerves and tendons that help give your fingers mobility. With repetitive motion, the nerves over time can begin to be pressured causing tingling and numbness. If it persists over time the nerves could experience permanent damage resulting in long-term issues that would require surgery.
Visiting a physical therapist for treatment is integral towards preventing your hand issues from reaching the need for painful surgery. A physical therapist would provide the proper treatments based on the severity of your injuries, such as strength exercises for the hand and wrist, as well as for posture and individualized action plans based on work responsibilities and leisure activities.
A physical therapist would be able to assess your personalized needs based on your risk factors and daily activities and help you find the relief you deserve.
Did you know that you have direct access to Physical Therapy? No referral is needed. We offer the best Physical Therapy on Long Island where you can get help from our trusted and expert Physical Therapists. We have several locations on Long Island including Massapequa, Valley Stream, Wantagh, and Lindenhurst. To start your Physical Therapy evaluation, call Park Physical Therapy at (516) 568-4444.