Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that affects the hand and wrist. The carpal tunnel is actually a real tunnel formed by the bones and surrounding the tissue of your wrist. This tunnel serves as a protection to your median nerve which innervates your thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs because the surrounding tissue in the carpal tunnel is inflamed, the median nerve is irritated and your hand hurts or becomes numb.
Massage Therapy and the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) at Everest Therapeutics are trained in the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues of the body. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a Registered Massage Therapist can help you by releasing and stretching your muscles; increasing your range-of-motion; and, help in the prevention of and break down of scar tissue formation.
Everest Therapeutics RMTs see a lot of carpal tunnel syndrome cases. They can provide you with home care advice on the proper use of ice or heat; can show you how to safely perform range-of-motion exercises; can teach you about proper body mechanics and postural awareness; can demonstrate proper stretching; and can help prevent further exacerbation of your condition.