CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TREATMENT: CTS is an entrapment neuropathy caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist’s carpal tunnel. Normal tissue pressure within the tunnel is approximately 3-7mm Hg. A numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. It is the most common nerve entrapment neuropathy, accounting for 90% of all neuropathies.

Wrist pain, Hand Pain

                           CAUSES OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal tunnel syndrome results from increased pressure in the carpal tunnel and subsequent compression of the median nerve. The most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include genetic predisposition

history of repetitive wrist movements such as repetitive use, typing, or machine work as well as

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Tumor
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Wrist spine and fracture
  • Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pregnancy.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be idiopathic (no known cause).


Early symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include

  •  Pain
  • Numbness
  • Paresthesias.
  • Sensory changes and paresthesia along with median nerve distribution in Hand.
  • Symptoms typically present, with some variability, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the radial half (thumb side) of the ring finger.
  • Pain also can radiate up the affected arm. Radiate into upper extremity, shoulder and neck. With further progression, night pain, hand weakness, decreased fine motor coordination, decreased grip strength, clumsiness, reduced wrist mobility and thenar atrophy can occur.


  • Manual therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulator
  • Wrist mobilization
  • Exercises
  • Ergonomics

Here at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic, our aim is to assist with non-surgical treatment options by customizing a plan of exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles and structures of the fingers and wrist. This regiment will help to reduce the symptoms and prevent further injury to the area.

Visit us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic at this address No 2 D Close, Ajumgobia Street, Kado Estate, Abuja or call +234 811 885 6060,

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