Do you experience tingling or numbness in your hands that you just can’t shake off? If so, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. The onset of carpal tunnel syndrome is typically gradual. Symptoms can worsen over time and, if left untreated, may require surgery to cure. If you experience symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, physical therapy is an effective, non-surgical treatment.
Professional’s physical therapists work with patients to diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome using various techniques that can relieve pain and irritation and restore function. Our PTs are experts in assessing discomfort caused by carpal tunnel and creating individualized treatment plans that manage and relieve your symptoms for the long term. Our goal is to guide your path to recovery so you can get back to living your life to the fullest without the pain and irritation of carpal tunnel syndrome.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of the compression and inflammation of the median nerve. The median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel — a narrow passageway of ligament and bones in the wrist. It controls feeling and movement in the thumb and pointer, middle, and ring fingers. When the median nerve compresses, it can cause pain and discomfort that are difficult to ignore.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the primary cause of most wrist pain. The condition can be caused by numerous factors that include both injuries and overuse. Broken or sprained wrists, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, and repetitive use of the wrist—such as with typing and computer work—are just a few of the risk factors that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Do you have wrist pain from carpal tunnel syndrome?
Our physical therapists will customize a rehabilitation plan for pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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Insurances We Accept
Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics. Find your particular provider below based on your area. For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.
Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
Fallon Health (MA)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
Health New England (MA)
Magna Care (MA, NH)
Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
Medicaid (MA, NH)
Medicare (MA, NH)
Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
No Fault (Various Carriers)
Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
TRICARE (MA, NH)
Tufts Cigna (MA)
Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include, but are not limited to:
Pain, numbness, or tingling in the wrist
Pain, numbness, or tingling in the fingers
Pain in the elbow or shoulder
Weakness of the hand and fingers
Loss of movement in the hand
What Can I Expect from Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
At Professional, you and your physical therapist will work together, following a unique treatment plan designed to help you heal as quickly and effectively as possible. Your PT will discuss your concerns with you and examine the physical limitations and discomfort caused by carpal tunnel pain. Professional’s physical therapists will also address any related weakness in the shoulder, back, or upper extremities that may contribute to your carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.
Throughout your physical therapy appointments, your PT will:
Assess your source of discomfort and pain
Discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan
Teach you exercises to help relieve symptoms
Offer guidance and support to prevent further damage
Recommend ways to make daily activities more bearable as you heal
Physical Therapy Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Your PT will prescribe personalized therapy treatments intended to improve range of motion, relieve discomfort, and help your body heal. Some therapeutic techniques our physical therapist may use to relieve carpal tunnel pain include:
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Health & Wellness Strategies
The exact treatment methods used will depend on the cause and severity of your carpal tunnel diagnosis. Tools that can be used to diagnose your condition and refer you to PT include a clinical exam, MRI, X-Ray or flexion tests. If you are suffering from any wrist pain that may not be related to carpal tunnel visit our primary wrist information page⇒.
Our Commitment to Pain Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When you find a physical therapist who specializes in physical therapy for your wrists and hands, you can expect to get the best treatment for your carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. The sooner you seek physical therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, the more likely you are to have a successful, pain-free outcome. Professional’s physical therapists are ready to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.
We provide treatments for carpal tunnel pain relief from our physical therapy clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and wrist pain treatment specialist today.
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