Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. CTS is caused by a pinched “median nerve” in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist.
Certain jobs that involve repetitive manual work tasks requiring a forceful grip and use of vibrating tools may raise your chances of getting the condition. Those jobs include the user of computer mouse, sewer or knitter, musician, hair stylist, and assembly line worker.
The median nerve that is pinched and entrapped in the neck originates in the cervical spine. So, Dr. Lee’s treatment options can include gentle manipulation of the wrist, elbow and cervical spine with stretching the involved muscles by using Functional Improvement Techniques(FIT )™.
A combination of Dr. Lee’s techniques with lifestyle changes(certain stretching and strengthening exercises) and using ergonomic mouse and tools can help with the symptoms of CTS.