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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The hand is the most complex structure in the body. Considering all that our hands do throughout the day, the countless nerves, tendons, ligaments, muscles, lymphatic tissue, arteries and veins, are no less immune to stress and strain that the carpal tunnel experiences.

Over 500,000 carpal tunnel surgeries are performed annually. Is it possible that the real origin of carpal tunnel pain and dysfunction might not lie solely within the carpal tunnel? Absolutely! Power In Motion Rehabilitation has been treating carpal tunnel pain for over 20 years. Successful physical therapy for the treatment of carpal tunnel pain and dysfunction must include correction of the patient’s less than optimal spinal posture, the longstanding muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders, compression of the cervical and brachial plexus [nerve networks] and lymphatic stagnation in the thoracic outlet and the arm itself.

A forward head and neck position in combination with rounded shoulders and poor postural alignment from head-to-toe, significantly contributes to the compression of the delicate nerve roots that radiate from the cervical spine, extending through the shoulder complex, down the arms and terminating at the fingertips. Rounding of the shoulders alters the position of the humeral head within the shoulder socket. This misalignment doesn’t limit itself to the shoulder. A domino effect proceeds ‘down the chain’, altering the alignment of the elbow, which distorts the alignment of the wrist and its articulation with the carpal bones. A slumped sitting or standing postural position further compresses delicate lymphatic and vascular tissue, surrounding the neck and collarbones, blocking circulation and detoxification which are vital to the health and well being of nerve tissue.

Power In Motion Rehabilitation treatment protocols for addressing carpal tunnel and upper extremity disorders begins with a comprehensive evaluation of total body musculoskeletal imbalances and biomechanical stress and strain patterns. Quite often, carpal tunnel symptoms are a manifestation of an existing, larger region of dysfunction which creates and refers pain into the carpal tunnel. Our gentle, hands-on, leading edge manual therapy techniques, effectively assists in the reorganization of the musculoskeletal system, which greatly lessens carpal tunnel pain. When compression of sensitive nerve, lymphatic and vascular tissue has existed for prolonged periods, we employ delicate circulatory and drainage techniques to facilitate and restore lymphatic and vascular flow to the arm and hand.

Power In Motion Rehabilitation manual physical therapy is one of the first lines of defense in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel pain doesn’t always require surgical intervention.

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