Carpal Tunnel treatment begins with an understanding of what this condition is and where it originates from. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. This nerve controls sensations on the palm side of the thumb and fingers, as well as impulses to small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers to move. The median nerve is housed in a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand, called the carpal tunnel.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel include tingling and numbness in the fingers, aching in the hand and forearm, and clumsiness or weak grip. It can also start slowly, with frequent burning, tingling, itching, and numbness in the palm and fingers. Symptoms often first appear at night.
For carpal tunnel treatment, NYC-based Dr. Anselmi will conduct a thorough examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck to determine if your symptoms indicate carpal tunnel syndrome. He will inspect your wrists for tenderness, swelling, warmth, and discoloration, test each finger for sensation, and examine the muscles at the base of the hand for strength as well as signs of atrophy.
Treatment for carpal tunnel at CSCM begins with Dr. Anselmi using Active Release Techniques (ART). This non-invasive method has a 90 percent success rate. ART movements can be uncomfortable because they break up scar tissue and adhesions, but the pain subsides almost immediately after treatment. Patients are given arm, wrist, and hand stretches to complement the ART treatments and prevent further damage.
Through successful carpal tunnel treatment, NYC-based CSCM’s physicians can help diagnose, treat, and relieve your pain. At CSCM, our integrative treatment plan revolves around our 3 principle “R”s: Reset, Reload, and Reinforce. In Reset, we provide the necessary chiropractic adjustments , we Reload the body with the Active Release Technique and soft tissue massage, and, finally, we Reinforce the treatment through physical therapy.
Our unique approach is all-encompassing; all facets of treatment can be and are done under one roof. Having our physicians, physical therapists, and massage therapists work together in one place provides not only convenience, strategy, and comfort, but also the most effective and efficient treatment plan possible.