Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - safe and effective therapies If you are having symptoms of pain, numbness, or tingling that is aggravated by repetitive motions such as typing, cash register use, using tools in construction, sewing, or others, it may be due to irritation of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This pain can be severe and really limit your activities. However, many people with hand pain mistakenly self-diagnose it as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. True CTS only affects the median nerve, and therefore does not manifest itself in the pinkie area of the hand. We have therapies here in our office that have proven to help this disorder and many of our patients never need surgery. The trick is to catch it early before there is too much inflammation or damage to the nerve. Even if you feel your case is more advanced, it never hurts to investigate any options you might have before considering surgery. Procedures like neural prolotherapy and prolozone have shown great results in many patients. Healing time from invasive procedures like surgery can take weeks or longer. What is Carpal Tunnel? What is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal Tunnel Syndromed is an irritation to the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel (the nerve can obviously be irritated any other place along its path). Symptoms include but are not limited to: Tingling or numbness in your thumb, index finger, middle and/or ring fingers. This often occurs when gripping a steering wheel, phone, newspaper, book, and commonly wakes you from sleep. The pain will radiate from your wrist up your arm bringing about a need to shake out your hand to relieve the feelings. Weakness in your hand and a tendency to drop objects due to the numbness in your fingers and weakness in the thumb’s pinching muscles. What therapies can help Carpal Tunnel What therapies can help Carpal Tunnel Prolozone Injections - Relief is achieved by injecting a natural, nutrient rich solution at the site of pain and then followed with an injection of ozone (concentrated oxygen gas). Ozone is naturally occurring in the human body. The procedure is minimally invasive and there are few risks because the skin is sterilized and ozone is antimicrobial. Neural Prolotherapy - This procedure is all about calming an inflamed nerve, getting it to settle down, and relieving your pain. It is very useful with conditions like inflamed joints, sports injuries, migraines, tendonitis, and much more! Taping techniques Manual Therapy Graston Technique Cold Laser Acupuncture Success Stories of Carpal Tunnel Treatment Success Stories of Carpal Tunnel Treatment Coming Soon Medical Research about Carpal Tunnel Medical Research about Carpal Tunnel Tenosynovitis of the wrist and thumb and carpal tunnel syndrome caused by Histoplasma capsulatum: case report and review of the literature. Additional information about Carpal Tunnel Additional information about Carpal Tunnel Carpal tunnel syndrome is the cause of millions of dollars spent in worker’s compensation and medical care, not to mention the time out of work due to pain or recovery from surgery. Some cases may need to have a Nerve Conduction study performed to make sure there is not excessive damage to the median nerve. Success is best seen when you are able to take some time away from the offending repetitive activity.