Many more people are working from home currently. There are many positive factors that can come from working at home, such as the chance to learn new work practices. However, there are also negative aspects, including the fact that many people don’t have the ergonomic workspace that they’re used to.
The lack of an ergonomic home workspace can lead to issues. One such issue is the increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, or carpal tunnel. Our physical therapists can help you learn if your wrist symptoms are coming from carpal tunnel, and they can also help you find ways to treat this issue.
Common symptoms that indicate you have carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel is a type of condition known as entrapment neuropathy. It occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is pinched. Carpal tunnel is the most common form of entrapment neuropathy that Americans experience; researchers estimate that it affects up to 6% of U.S. adults.
Some common symptoms that people with carpal tunnel develop include:
- Numbness in the wrist, hand, fingers or arm
- Tingling sensations in the wrist, fingers, hand or arm
- Swollen sensation, but no visible swelling, in the fingers
- Shooting pains in the arm, wrist or hand
- Difficulty gripping objects
Armor Physical Therapy can help you treat carpal tunnel
Not sure where you can find treatment for your carpal tunnel symptoms? Look no further than our therapy team at Armor Physical Therapy. Our experienced therapists offer free screenings that can confirm if you’re dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome. We can then construct a personalized therapy plan intended to reduce your symptoms and prevent them from returning.
Our team even offers virtual care and at-home therapy, which means you don’t need to leave home to get carpal tunnel therapy. You can even take advantage of all our services without the hassle of getting a doctor’s referral.
Take the next step to start getting our help with your carpal tunnel syndrome. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free screening.