Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Treatment at Manhattan Wellness Group

Our doctors and therapist specialize in treating carpel tunnel syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

  • Results are pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm.
  • Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers.
  • Hands constantly falling asleep
  • Swollen hands

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Treatments

Various drugs can ease the pain and swelling associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Corticosteroids (such as prednisone) or the drug lidocaine can be injected directly into the wrist or taken by mouth (in the case of prednisone) to relieve pressure on the median nerve and provide immediate, temporary relief to persons with mild or intermittent symptoms.

Physical Therapy can help you with stretching and strengthening exercises that can be helpful in people whose symptoms have abated. In oriental medicine, CTS is seen as a disruption of the flow of qi and Blood within the area and associated with the cold, dampness or wind penetrating the muscles of the wrist.

Acupuncture points, stretching exercises, herbal remedies and nutritional supplements are chosen to treat accordingly. As well as reducing the swelling, inflammation and pain in the wrist; acupuncture addresses any headaches, neck pain, shoulder stiffness and sleeping problems that often accompany this condition.

Ultrasound Therapy can also be used for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Our Ultrasound device emits focused sound waves that penetrate deep into body tissue. Sound waves relax muscles, alleviate pain, and reduce inflammation in the area of involvement. Typically, Chiropractic care, for CTS is to address the problematic wrist and elbow, as well as adjustments of the upper spine. It may be advised to rest the affected arm, apply cold to reduce inflammation, perform recommended exercises, or wear a splint and/or brace to immobilize the area. Misalignment in the spine is also a major reason that contributes to symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

At Manhattan Wellness Group, our Chiropractors aim to correct improper alignment in your spine.

Make an appointment with our Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists and Chiropractors to develop a treatment plan for your pain. Once your pain is fully addressed, you should be able to gradually increase your quality of life.