Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist, alongside the flexor tendons of the hand. it may be caused by repetitive movements over a long period, or by fluid retention, and is characterized by sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning.
Treatment for this condition includes by your physical therapist may include:
- Manual therapy to decrease soft tissue restrictions
- Modalities: Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation or Ice
- Exercises – stretches, strengthening & postural exercises
- Positioning during work to decrease stress on the area
Treatment post fracture usually includes improving range of motion, then addressing any strength deficits to allow you to return to your normal activities.
Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly from overuse but also from infection or rheumatic disease. Physical therapy treatment typically includes the use of modalities to decrease inflammation along with stretching and strengthening exercises to allow you to get stronger without aggravating the area
Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Physical Therapy treatment typically includes use of stretching and strengthening exercises as well as teaching you how to deal with a flare up of arthritis symptoms.