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Carpal Tunnel Treatment NYC
For people who do work that requires repetitive motions of the wrists and arms (like in assembly lines or computer work), there is a risk of developing a chronic problem like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Generally, CTS affects your ability to use your hands and arms because of pain or lack of sensation. Living Well Medical in Lower Manhattan develops custom treatment programs for those suffering with conditions like carpal tunnel that cater to the needs of the individual.
CTS is also referred to as median neuropathy at the wrist. Basically, that means that the median nerve is compressed for whatever reason, reducing nerve sensitivity and causing pain.
So what causes carpal tunnel syndrome? In general, your genes play a big role in predisposing you to CTS, but several other important factors influence its development. It has long been thought that work-related stress and repetitious motion can cause disorders like carpal tunnel, but pregnancy, obesity, and trauma are also commonly linked to median nerve compression.
There are several common indications of carpal tunnel syndrome, but only with definitive medical tests can it be accurately diagnosed. Pain, numbness, pins & needles, muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, and difficulty gripping things are often associated with CTS. Because the nerve compression involves the median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome mostly affects the thumb, index and middle fingers. Sometimes the palm is affected as well as a part of the ring finger.
At Living Well Medical, we use state-of-the-art testing equipment to determine if you are suffering from carpal tunnel. Nerve conduction velocity studies and other diagnostics give us important information that helps us create just the right treatment program for you. Treatment techniques like the Graston Technique, physical rehabilitation, and cold laser therapy can reduce pain and increase function without invasive methods. We also have a pain management specialist, Dr. Arnold Blank on staff for severe pain.
Call us today at (212) 645-8151 and make your appointment for relief of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.