Upper Extremity peripheral nerves are fragile and can be damaged easily. When one of these nerves suffers injury or trauma, hand therapy is often recommended.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of nerve entrapment. It is caused when the tunnel surrounding the tissues inside the bones of your wrist narrows, inflaming the tissues and your median nerve. A mass may occupy the canal compressing the nerve.
The median nerve gives feeling to your thumb, and index, middle and ring fingers. When tissues in the carpal tunnel, such as ligaments and tendons, get swollen or inflamed, they press against the median nerve. That pressure results in the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
People engaged in repetitive motions throughout their day may suffer from peripheral nerve injuries, especially carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team at Northern Virginia Hand Therapy Center will be able to treat and resolve your nerve pain, neurologic symptoms, and permanently decrease compression on peripheral nerves through our state of the art treatment techniques, splinting, and Home Exercise Program.