Physical Therapy in Paterson, NJ
Do you struggle with carpal tunnel syndrome and live in Paterson, NJ? 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 Clifton location. Our team are expert when it comes to wrist-related pain. We understand that our hands are used in every aspect of daily life.
It is our goal to help identify what is causing your carpal tunnel syndrome and how to prevent it from happening in the future. 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 one of the most common and affects millions of people due to work-related tasks.
When the median nerve becomes compressed it isn’t allowed to properly function. This is typically caused by both overuse of wrist muscles and degeneration of the wrist itself. Certain repetitive tasks and work that involve heavy manual labor can have an increased risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
No matter what caused your symptoms, physical therapy is a key 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 as well as decreasing the cause of compression. Your physical therapist will work with you to first improve the mobility of the wrist and median nerve.
This will involve both exercise and manual therapy addressing the different symptoms you may have. It will also be important to correct any issues that may be causing this compression. Such as desk setup, work tasks, and wrist positions during those tasks.
It will also be important to identify any other potential areas of compression of the median nerve. 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. This may include how long your symptoms have been happening, how frequently your symptoms come on, and how long they typically occur.
Your physical therapist will work with you to address all these different components to ensure you get the best plan for you.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team understands how important it is to have 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 a physical therapist in the Paterson, NJ area contact our Clifton office at 973-784-8772 to schedule an appointment today.