Carpal Tunnel is a very common symptom driving people to the doctor and into the surgical room for a “Carpal Tunnel Release.” The numbness in the hands becomes overwhelming and cumbersome to live with, and people will do anything to relieve these symptoms, even going into surgery. Although this surgery is rather benign (compared to other more invasive surgeries), it is a still another cut into the body, and should be avoided, if it can be avoided.
At Eagle Rock Physical Therapy we have attended continuing education courses specifically on the nerves that affect the hand – specifically the median and ulnar nerve. We have learned where these nerves can be impinged, pinched, or restricted and how to gently and specifically glide these nerves to restore their health and function. A very common complaint I hear in my clinic is that a patient will still have hand pain and numbness even after a carpal tunnel release surgery. In many cases we have been able to help these patients and had they come to us before the surgery, they wouldn’t have the scars representing surgery so commonly seen below the wrists on many people.
Our goal is to restore the hand strength and sensation of people who have the common and dreaded “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” We like to see return of at least some sensation in the very first treatment, to show to us, and you, as the patient, that this treatment will provide relief of symptoms. We also teach and educate patients on what they can do in their home so that when they have these symptoms in the future they will have a toolbox full of tools to help treat themselves to provide healing relief.
We would love to help you avoid another surgery and another scar – give us a call at 208-522-7627 or fill out the form below and get out of pain.