What is Carpal Tunnel? It is a disorder that affects millions of people on a daily basis. It is a compression of the carpal tunnel in the wrist that usually protects the median nerve. When it’s compressed due to swelling in the tendons and ligaments, it causes pressure and pain of the median nerve. Relieve […]
How can I Tell if I’m Suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Take the Carpal Tunnel Quiz! Carpal tunnel syndrome is not an uncommon condition which is usually manifested in people who have hit the 30 years old mark. Unfortunately, the condition combines a few unpleasant problems in your hand including weakness, tingling, and numbness. They are caused as a result of an increased pressure on the […]
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
What is minimally invasive surgery? Having surgery is a big deal, but with minimally invasive surgery, that big deal just got smaller! How you ask? Well with minimally invasive surgery, there are no huge scars; we’re not talking an open procedure. Most minimally invasive surgery is accomplished via laparoscopic means which uses thin instruments and […]
Keeping your wrists healthy during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Repetitive Motion Injuries are more common than most people realize. Just as the term implies, these are injuries caused by motions we do over and over again. When you really think about it, there are many things that each of us does day in and day out that are considered repetitive motion. These are simple […]
Learn the Early Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Prevent Severe Future Issues
When you feel some numbness in your index, thumb and middle fingers, it could mean the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. These are symptoms that include wrist discomfort and may affect your performance when using your hands. They can be taken care of by seeing a therapist when they are recognized early. The Early Symptoms […]
What Causes Carpal Tunnel?
If you think you have carpal tunnel, or if you have been diagnosed with the condition then you will find that it is because of excess pressure in your wrist. This is pressing down on the median nerve and it can cause pain, inflammation and even swelling. The main conditions that are linked to carpal […]
Activity Modification and Joint Protection
Sometimes things that we do every day stress our bodies. By changing the way you move, you can make these tasks easier on your body. This is called activity modification. Joint protection refers to ways of using your hands and upper extremities so you do not put too much stress on your joints, tendons, and […]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Options and Treatment
Do you feel pain on your wrist when trying to perform simple daily tasks, like brushing your hair, sending an email or carrying your purse? There is a strong chance that you might suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. In order to identify it, there are a few symptoms that can help you read between the […]
The Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When you put excess pressure on your median nerve and the wrist, it is highly likely that you will get some tingling effect or pain. This is known as carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. The most affected fingers are the first three and the thumb. They will all feel numb when this condition has already […]
How Chronic Pain Can Affect Your Life
Chronic pain causes severe pain in your body; however, it does not only affect your body but also your feelings and your quality of life. It can have a negative impact in your relationship, your overall mood, and your memory. This condition can eventually lead to depression, severe anxiety, and various emotional issues. It is […]