Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the nerve to the palm of the hand gets pinched in the carpal tunnel on the front side of the wrist.
Symptoms can include pain and numbness in the thumb, pointer and middle finger, as well as the palm of the hand, loss of muscle in the hand, and decreased grip strength. Rehabilitation addressing the flexibility of the wrist ligaments and the health of the nerve can reduce these symptoms and improve a patient’s grip strength. Often, a full screen of the arm and neck is needed, as carpal tunnel can occur with other nerve injuries.