Carpal tunnel syndrome

Overview Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the hand and arm. It is the most common entrapment neuropathy affecting approximately 3-6% of the adult population. It is the compression or inflammation of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. In some cases, carpal tunnel syndrome can get worse over time and develop into significant impairments of strength and ability to perform activities of daily living such as typing, writing, buttoning clothes, holding objects, and other fine motor abilities. Cause Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are caused by a combination of several factors. It can be caused by trauma, repetitive stress and motions, inflammation, poor posture, and certain diseases. Other risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome include: The carpal tunnel may be smaller in some people or there [...]

By |2022-08-21T17:42:17+05:00September 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

5 Quick Tips for Headaches

More than 47% of the world’s population are affected by headaches. Many people don’t think that a physical therapist is able to help with their headaches, but they are able to diagnose and find the root of the problem.  For example, some headaches can come from neck trauma, head injury, jaw disorders, or poor posture. Take a quick minute and see if you answer yes to any of these following questions. Do you often: Wake up with a headache? Grind your teeth at night? Get a headache after sitting for a long time at the computer? Feel “knots” in your neck, upper back or shoulder? Sit most of the day? Here are 5 quick tips that can help you if you suffer from headaches.   1. Try physical therapy. Physical Therapists are skilled at identifying the musculoskeletal components that may be contributing to headaches like cervical joint mobility, alignment, posture, [...]

By |2022-08-21T18:06:44+05:00October 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

My head is spinning: Treating vertigo with physical therapy

Vertigo refers to the sensation of motion – a whirling and loss of balance. Vertigo sufferers feel that they or their surroundings are spinning, even if perfectly still. If you experience vertigo regularly, you are not alone. It’s an extremely common condition, especially as we age. This sensation is highly disturbing and upsetting. Also, vertigo increases fall risk and the serious injuries associated with falls. Vertigo varies in intensity from person to person. For some, the sensation is so debilitating that it can spur a trip the nearest emergency room. Others deal with this sensation as a benign, but chronic, annoyance. Those with vertigo often experience dizziness, and sometimes, nausea. Often, vertigo starts immediately following a head movement, and it doesn’t take much. Just turning in bed or tilting back the head can trigger episodic vertigo. Many vertigo sufferers have sought out medical care to address their problems, often without [...]

By |2022-09-07T16:14:59+05:00August 1st, 2018|Physical Therapy, Vertigo|0 Comments

Functional Movement Screens Can Help Avoid Spring Sports Injuries

Athletes, especially non-elite recreational athletes (most of us!) usually take their movements for granted and rarely consider how their movements during exercising impacts performance. After years of similar workouts, athletes incorrect movement patterns become habitual, and just because you've been doing something for years, doesn't make it right.  Incorrect movement patterns are often the reason behind stagnant performance. They put a ceiling on your potential. Even worse, incorrect movements often typically performed contribute to injury. Those of us who are "injury prone" often move incorrectly. Strength and flexibility exercises sometimes are just not enough. A Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can make all the difference. An FMS assesses a wide variety of interconnected body movements and evaluates an athletes' musculoskeletal system in action. AnFMS not only helps athletes maximize their performance, but it also objectively determines when an injured athlete can safely return to a sport with a low risk of [...]

By |2022-08-21T19:03:41+05:00May 1st, 2018|FMS|0 Comments
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