Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Symptoms & Management Tips.

October 2, 2023
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At Bayswater Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for various musculoskeletal conditions, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This common condition can cause discomfort and hinder daily activities. In this blog post, we will delve into what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is, offer practical tips for managing it, and highlight the role of our experienced chiropractors, Dr. Mark Beovich and Dr. Alex O’Shaughnessy. Additionally, we will explore the potential benefits of Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) in providing relief for CTS. Please note that the information provided here is for general advice only, and for personalised assessment and treatment, we recommend consulting a qualified healthcare professional.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs through a narrow passageway in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or irritated. This can result in pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand and fingers. Common risk factors include repetitive hand movements, wrist injuries, and certain medical conditions like arthritis or diabetes.

Tips for Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

1. Early Assessment:

If you suspect CTS symptoms, seek prompt assessment from a chiropractor or healthcare professional. Early detection and intervention can prevent the condition from worsening.

2. Rest and Modify Activities:

Give your wrists adequate rest and avoid repetitive movements. Modify your work or daily activities to reduce strain on the affected area.

3. Wrist Exercises:

Prescribed gentle wrist exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles and improve flexibility.

4. Ergonomic Workspace:

Ensure your workstation is ergonomically set up. Adjust the height of your chair, desk, and keyboard to maintain a neutral wrist position.

5. Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT):

Consider Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) as a non-invasive treatment option for CTS. LLLT stimulates cellular repair, reduces inflammation, and may help alleviate symptoms.

At Bayswater Chiropractic, our chiropractors, Dr. Mark Beovich and Dr. Alex O’Shaughnessy, have extensive experience in providing personalised care for patients dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. They offer thorough assessments and tailored treatment plans to address individual needs and promote healing. If you or someone you know are looking for an assessment and would like to book an appointment click here or learn more about us by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

The information provided in this blog post is for general advice only and should not replace professional medical evaluation or treatment. CTS can have various underlying causes, and individual cases may differ. It is essential to seek a thorough evaluation and personalised advice from a healthcare professional, such as a chiropractor, to determine the most suitable course of action for your specific needs and circumstances.


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