Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder that causes discomfort, numbness, tingling, and impaired function due to pressure on the median nerve, which passes down the middle of the arm and then into the hand. People who work with their hands in repetitive motions, such as computer operators, hairdressers, and massage therapists, are more likely to acquire this syndrome. Pregnant women are more vulnerable. Minor carpal tunnel syndrome can be relieved with wrist splints and exercises, but severe conditions may require surgery. At Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre, we aim to help treat carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and other degenerative and repetitive strain injuries (RSIs).
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist pain can also happen as a result of repetitive stress often caused by using laptops or computers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common in desk jobs or jobs that involve a lot of wrist movement. The injuries lead to swelling and misalignment. The wrist bones and tissues put pressure on the nerve, creating problems. The chiropractors & physiotherapists at Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre in Calgary give professional consultation for each patient and provide effective carpal tunnel treatment.
What is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?
A strain is a muscular or tendon injury. Tendons are fibrous tissue strands that connect muscles to bones. A strain might be a minor stretch of your tendon, or it can be a partial or complete tear similar to a sprain. Strains that happen due to repetitive movements as required in particular work & sports can lead to repetitive strain injury (RSI). Some symptoms of an RSI can include aching, pulsing pain, tingling, and weakness. If you experience any of these, it is best to get a professional consultation for a diagnosis. At Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre, we treat RSI and several other injuries. Check out our blogs to get in-depth knowledge about these disorders and treatments.
A few examples of repetitive strain injuries that we can help treat include: