Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- Hand, Wrist & Arm Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful, progressive condition caused by repetitive daily tasks. This may include workplace tasks such as typing on a computer for long periods of time or manual labor requiring the lifting and turning of the body. It occurs when the median nerve that runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms of carpal tunnel usually start gradually with pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, then radiate up the arm.
Before visiting us, many patients have tried various methods for carpal tunnel relief such as diuretic pills to decrease swelling or corticosteroids to relieve pressure on the wrist nerve. These methods typically provide temporary relief but often, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms return. Pain prevention is key at Aloha Wellness Center. Carpal tunnel syndrome patients are taught to use correct wrist position and posture in everyday tasks to keep hands flexible. Recurrence following our carpal tunnel treatment is very rare, and the majority of patients recover completely.