Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Also called median nerve compression. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome presents as a numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. A compression of the median nerve causes a tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger.
There is also a Tunnel of Guyon which compresses the ulnar nerve which causes numbness and tingling to the ring and pinkie finger. These are very common conditions especially with individuals who perform secretarial duties such as typing.
Our Rego Park Queens physical therapists typically have excellent results treating carpal tunnel syndrome with therapies such as active and passive stretching to the wrists and hand; however these conditions will occasionally require surgical intervention.
As with all conditions it’s never a good idea to wait. Get checked as quickly as you can. Our expertly trained physical therapists are here to help get you better. Call 718-730-9040 to see what we can do to help.