What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and forearm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.
What are the causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Common causes are repetitive gripping, typing, lifting, poor posture, vibration (a ball hitting a racket, using tools), and being in an inflamed state (such as having arthritis, pregnancy, a fall, or injury). Symptoms typically do not resolve on their own, and the evidence suggests the best outcomes come from skilled Occupational Hand Therapy, often in conjunction with custom splinting.
What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Symptoms you might see:
Numbness and tingling in the wrist, hand, and/or fingers
Pain worse at night, difficulty sleeping
Frequently dropping items or decreased hand coordination
How Can Hand Therapy Help?
Fortunately, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be treated without surgery or injections, and benefits from individualized therapeutic exercise program. A customized and evidence-based approach under the guidance of an Occupational Therapist is often required. Treatment includes establishing the appropriate level of resistance, exercise variation, and sets/reps, which evolve as the patient progresses their rehabilitation journey.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover varies greatly. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is Jersey City’s largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center conveniently located next to Grove Street Path Station. Our team of certified hand specialists have many years of experience successfully treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. We will work closely with your doctor to create a specific plan for you with the goal to fully restore your functional abilities.