Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Monmouth County

A multi-disciplinary approach helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers alleviate symptoms and restore strength and functioning. Physical Therapy is a major component of this type of treatment.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition characterized by pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands and fingers. It is caused by compression of the median nerve as it crosses the wrist. The median nerve runs from the middle of the neck down to the fingers, and is responsible for carrying both sensory and motor fibers. Compression of this nerve can therefore lead to both motor and sensory problems. Motor symptoms usually present as weakness in the hand, and typically occur in more severe cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Chronic, repetitive use of the hands is the usual cause of compression of the median nerve. In particular, those who must perform repetitive motions with the wrist in the extension position (as when typing on a keyboard, for example) are at serious risk for the disorder. Virtually anyone who uses their hands in both a repetitive and forceful manner for long periods of time can experience Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Women are more likely to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men. Most likely, this is due to the fact that the median nerve is usually smaller in woman than in men. For both genders, symptoms generally develop in the dominant hand first, and most sufferers experience more pain in this hand.

Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The multi-disciplinary approach at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation may include medical care and physical therapy to manage pain and restore movement and strength for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers.

There are a number of physical therapy modalities designed to help re-establish normal movement, flexibility, and strength. These may include:

Therapeutic Exercise;
• Ultrasound;
• Ice and Heat; and
Low Level Laser Therapy.

Physical therapy is also often used in conjunction with chiropractic care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. When the spine is properly aligned, patients may experience a reduction in symptoms

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

At our Monmouth & Ocean County, New Jersey rehabilitation facilities, we offer an extensive range of cutting-edge physical therapy services for a number of painful conditions, including Carpal Tunnel. Please contact our offices, located in Shrewsbury, Freehold, Wall, & Lacey to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment in Monmouth & Ocean County.

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Shrewsbury
174 Patterson Ave
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Wall
1985 NJ-34 Bldg A
Wall, NJ 07719

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Lacey
747 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Freehold
20 Thoreau Dr
Freehold, NJ 07728