Detecting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Early
Published on under Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Perhaps the most important benefit from an app that helps identify CTS patients early on is that the condition is much easier to treat when the symptoms are mild. When a patient delays care, secondary issues can manifest, scar tissue can form, and associated soft tissues can weaken. If a patient waits too long, a full recovery may not be possible, even with surgery, and they might have to learn to live with ongoing and life-limiting symptoms.
Doctors of chiropractic are trained to diagnose and manage CTS, often with a combination of manual therapies, specific exercises, anti-inflammatory recommendations (ice and nutritional), nocturnal splinting, and ergonomic modifications. They will also check elsewhere along the course of the median nerve to make sure there are no issues in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or forearm that may contribute to the patient’s CTS symptoms. If non-musculoskeletal causes are suspected, the patient may be referred to a specialist or their medical physician for additional care.
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