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  • Dr. Brandon Davy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What is it?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. Most commonly, it is compressed by tight or swollen tendons that are also travelling through the carpal tunnel!

People such as office workers who do a lot of typing, hair stylists, dentists or people who do a lot of work with their hands are commonly affected by carpal tunnel syndrome because their jobs require repetitive hand movements. The repetitive movements cause the tendons in the carpal tunnel to swell and compress the median nerve!

Most commonly, people who have carpal tunnel syndrome experience tingling and numbness in their hands, usually the thumb and first three fingers! Often times, the palm of the hand is not affected. Other symptoms could include loss of grip strength or dropping objects frequently.

Treatment often helps ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome! Incorporating soft tissue release, mobilizations to the wrist as well as stretches and exercises you can do at home will help this condition heal!

If you think you’re experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s important to have it assessed by a healthcare professional. Book an appointment today!

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