Physical Therapy in Glen Ridge, NJ
Do you struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome and live in the Glen Ridge, NJ area? Did you know that physical therapy has been proven to help decrease pain and improve wrist mobility in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome? Look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy’s nearby Montclair location for the best care.
Our team is skilled when it comes to wrist-related pain. It is our goal to help identify what is causing your carpal tunnel syndrome and how to prevent them from happening in the future. We understand that our hands are used in every aspect of daily life. Our team is committed to helping you return to all the activities you enjoy doing.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a blocking or entrapment of the median nerve as it enters the wrist. This type of nerve entrapment is the most common and affects millions due to work-related tasks. When the median nerve becomes compressed, it cannot properly function. Both overuse of wrist muscles and degeneration of the wrist itself typically causes this. Certain repetitive tasks and heavy manual labor can increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. No matter what caused your symptoms, physical therapy is a key tool for diagnosing and treating carpal tunnel issues.
Common Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tingling or numbness in the first three fingers and front of 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 work with you to first improve wrist and median nerve mobility. This will involve both exercise and manual therapy addressing the different symptoms you may have.
Correcting any issues causing this compression will also be necessary, such as desk set up, work tasks, and wrist positions during those tasks. Identifying any other potential areas of median nerve compression will also be essential. Areas above the wrist, such as the elbow, shoulder, and neck, have all contributed 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. This may include how long your symptoms have been happening, how frequently they occur, and how long they typically last. 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 in your journey back to health, we can help. If you have been looking for a physical therapist in the Glen Ridge, NJ area, contact our Montclair office at 973-680-8390 to schedule an appointment today. Your hands will thank you.