Certified Hand Therapy in Montclair, NJ
Have you been looking for a certified hand therapist in Montclair, NJ? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a great location right in town at our Montclair location.
Pro Staff Physical Therapy of Montclair, NJ, is located on the corner of Claremont Avenue and Pine Street in Montclair, New Jersey. Our team of licensed, highly qualified physical therapists and occupational therapists work tirelessly to meet our patients’ needs.
Hands are an essential body part that many rely on for work, daily tasks, and living a comfortable quality of life. After suffering an injury to your hand, having the right team behind you is essential to get back to full function.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the blocking or entrapment of the median nerve as it enters the wrist. This type of nerve entrapment is one of the most common and affects millions of people due to work-related tasks.
When the median nerve becomes compressed, it cannot properly function. Overuse of wrist muscles and degeneration of the wrist itself typically cause this. Specific repetitive tasks and work that involves heavy manual labor can increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
No matter what causes your symptoms, physical therapy is a crucial provider in diagnosing and treating carpal tunnel issues.
Common Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tingling or numbness in the first three fingers and front of the wrist.
- Decreased grip strength and functional use of the wrist.
- Pain and tenderness to the touch in the front of the wrist.
- Decreased ability to type or perform work-related tasks.
How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is addressed by improving the space within the carpal tunnel and decreasing the cause of compression. Your physical therapist will first work with you to improve the mobility of the wrist and median nerve.
This will involve both exercise and manual therapy, addressing the different symptoms you may have. Correcting any issues that may be causing this compression, such as desk setup, work tasks, and wrist positions during those tasks, will also be important.
It will also be important to identify any other potential areas of median nerve compression. Areas above the wrist, such as the elbow, shoulder, and neck, have all been shown to contribute to carpal tunnel symptoms. Your physical therapist will work with you throughout your journey back to full wrist function.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Your recovery time can be affected by many different factors that are unique to you. These may include how long your symptoms have been happening, how frequently they come on, and how long they typically occur.
Your physical therapist will work with you to address all these components to ensure you get the best plan.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team understands the importance of having your hands working at full capacity. So, no matter where you are on your journey back to health, we can help.
If you have been looking for hand therapy in Montclair, NJ, contact our Montclair office at 973-680-8390 to schedule an appointment today. Your hands will thank you.