Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is what we call a “repetitive stress injury,” and it’s more common than you might think. If you’ve ever experienced pain, numbness, or tingling in your hand and wrist, especially during or after repetitive activities like typing, cleaning, or assembly line work, you might be familiar with CTS.
As CTS progresses, it can become a real hindrance to your daily activities, affecting everything from your work to your hobbies. But fear not, because there are ways to ease the discomfort and regain control of your life.
Here are a few tips to help you find relief from Carpal Tunnel pain:
- Take Breaks: It’s essential to give your hands a breather. Frequent breaks during repetitive tasks allow your hands to rest and recover. Stretching during these breaks can also help alleviate tension.
- Apply Ice: Ice can be your friend when it comes to reducing inflammation and swelling. Applying a cold pack to your wrist for short intervals can help ease the discomfort.
- Wrist Splint: Wearing a wrist splint, especially at night, can help keep your wrist in a neutral position, reducing pressure on the median nerve and providing relief from CTS symptoms.
- Activity Modification: Whenever possible, try to avoid activities that exacerbate your symptoms. If your job requires repetitive motions, consider ergonomic adjustments or seek advice on proper hand and wrist positioning.
Now, here’s the good news – if you’re experiencing Carpal Tunnel pain, there’s help available! Come in for a visit with us. We can discuss a tailored plan to address your specific needs.
Our approach might include stretches, exercises, and other non-invasive therapies designed to alleviate CTS symptoms. Additionally, we may explore techniques like instrument-assisted therapy and adjustments to restricted joints in the neck and wrist, which can provide significant relief.
Your journey to a pain-free life is just a visit away. Let’s work together to reclaim your comfort and regain control of your daily activities. Reach out to us today and start your path to CTS relief! 🌿🤲💪