Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It’s possible that you may be living with carpal tunnel syndrome every day and not know it. You may not be aware that you have this condition for several reasons. For one thing, you may not know exactly what the condition is or what its symptoms are. Thankfully, there’s a physical therapy team that can help you find out if you have carpal tunnel. 

Our team at Advent Physical Therapy is experienced in dealing with many conditions and injuries. We’ve developed our experience over the more than 20 years we’ve been serving the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. One thing that all our experience has taught us is that information is the key to great physical therapy. This is why we always start your recovery process by gathering information about your condition and your concerns. We’ll also try to provide you with information about your condition and the therapies we use to treat it. One condition that our information may help you deal with more effectively is carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Important carpal tunnel syndrome information you should know

Our team knows that carpal tunnel syndrome is a complicated condition. However, there is some information about it that we believe you should be aware of. For one thing, we think you should know a little about what carpal tunnel is and how it happens. 

Our team knows that carpal tunnel is a condition that primarily affects your hand and wrist. We know that the condition is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist known as the median nerve. Your median nerve runs from your forearm into your palm and fingers through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. Our team usually describes this wrist structure as a narrow passageway made of ligaments and bones. We’ve also seen several wrist problems that may cause the carpal tunnel to narrow even further and pinch your median nerve. Some of these problems include things like inflamed tendons from poor wrist posture or a bone fracture in your wrist. 

Our team can tell you that when you have a pinched median nerve, you’ll feel it. But, you may not know that the symptoms you have are from a pinched median nerve in your carpal tunnel. This is why we want to help you recognize your symptoms for what they are, and we can tell you that some of these symptoms include: 

  • Burning or tingling in palm or fingers
  • Fingers feel swollen even if they don’t look swollen
  • Decreased grip strength
  • Pain in your hand, wrist or forearm

Our team is ready to help you deal with these and other carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. However, there’s something you can do to help us, too. You can help us by coming to see us as soon as your symptoms start.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.