High-Energy Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ESWT)
Is an Extremely Effective Alternative to Invasive Surgery and has no adverse side effects, recovery time is minimal and most importantly your PAIN will be gone.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or (CTS)?
Several tendons and the median nerve spread from the forearm to the hand through a narrow passageway called the carpal tunnel, which protects this main nerve of the hand. The carpal tunnel is bound by bones on one side and on the palmar side by the transverse carpal ligament located in the wrist region. The median nerve controls most movement and the feeling of the thumb and first three fingers.
Pressure on the median nerve by either swelling or any other factor that narrows the carpal tunnel (pinched nerve) leads to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), resulting in tingling, weakness or numbness in fingers or wrists.
The development of carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by:
Prolonged repetitive hand and/ or wrist movements
Inflammatory processes in the region of hand and wrist (rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis)
Inflammation of the tendons
Degenerative changes of the ligaments
Computer mouse use is a contributor
Accidents of any kind where there was trauma to the wrist or hand
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Wrist pain, numbness, and tingling are the main features, which cause patients to seek medical consultation. CTS occurs gradually with transient, intermittent numbness and tingling sensation of the thumb or three first fingers. This sensation leads to discomfort in the wrist and hand. The weakness of the hand is also experienced, a similar sensation to “pins-and-needles” – shaking or moving your fingers may help in the initial stages of CTS. Carpal tunnel syndrome commonly occurs in the dominant hand. Women are also more likely to develop CTS.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis
Should the above signs and symptoms begin, it may indicate CTS. Should you experience any of the above discomforts, particularly if it interferes with daily activities, it is important to seek consultation. Avoiding or not treating CTS, could lead to permanent nerve and muscle damage – muscles of the thumb can waste away (atrophy).
A carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis is based on typical complaints and a history of the disease. Patients are given a thorough examination conducted by a neurologist as well as an orthopedist. When indicated, additional visual methods (radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging), functional (electromyography), and nerve conduction study diagnostics may be applied. Laboratory tests help professionals determine the presence of inflammatory processes, all of which contribute to analyzing the development of the disease and formulating an optimum treatment approach.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Proper treatment can relieve the unpleasant sensations of CTS, and restore the hand and wrist function. Physician conduct integrated treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
Determining And managing the factors which influenced the development of CTS (initial stages)
Physiotherapy – carpal tunnel syndrome exercises
Fixation of the wrist, bracing (usually overnight)
Drug treatment of systemic diseases that cause the development of carpal tunnel syndrome
Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs
Steroid injections into the carpal tunnel, which has a prolonged action effectively reducing inflammatory swelling of soft tissue. This in turn substantially relieves pressure on the median nerve
It is important to note that the long-term course of the disease may lead to scarring of the median nerve, which somewhat complicates the full rehabilitation of patients even after undergone surgical treatment.
Even Then, High-Energy Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy is Extremely effective at breaking up that scar tissue and returning your Quality of Life.
High-Energy Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy
Is Effective at any stage and Should be Considered as Your First Option, before Invasive Surgery. But, there are those that will have undergone surgery and still have PAIN and other issues, ESWT does work amazingly well to correct it even then.
It just make sense to have this Non-Invasive Procedure done, FIRST!