Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that originates in the wrist and causes pain in the hand and fingers because of compressed nerve, known as the median nerve, that passes over the carpal bones and down into the wrist.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome generally increases with time. Common symptoms include:
- Tingling or numbness in thumb, index, and middle fingers
- Weakness with grip
Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The reason carpal tunnel syndrome occurs is because the median nerve in the wrist is being compressed. This particular nerve allows for feeling signals to be fired on the palm side of the hand. Compression of this nerve can be due to injury or even continuous bad posture over time. Repetitive movements of the wrist can also cause overuse of the wrist joint. Any other conditions that cause swelling in the wrist such as rheumatoid arthritis can be a risk factor.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
In order to relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ASTR uses patent tools that release scare tissue and myofasical restriction to be able to increase mobility. We address the problem holistically and naturally without the use of medication. ASTR is a pain free and non invasive treatment that may lead to long term pain relief. Make sure to take breaks, let your wrists rest, avoid aggravating activities, apply cold packs, and splint the wrists if needed.