Skip to content

Physical Therapy Helps Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects millions of Americans each year. Factors attributed to the condition are so varied that experts are not entirely sure what causes it. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes squeezed at the wrist.
Common symptoms include:
  • acute pain,
  • numbness,
  • stiffness,
  • weakness in the fingers, wrist and hand
Any repetitive movement can result in wrist and hand pain. If physical therapy treatments fail, surgery may be the next option. Muscle weakness or nerve atrophy may necessitate surgery.
Treatment should be decided on a case-by-case basis, mild cases may be treated by applying:
  • cold packs,
  • taking frequent breaks,
  • splinting your wrist,
  • cortisone injections,
  • manual therapy
  • and activity modification.
Manual therapy techniques have improved hand and wrist function and reduced pain in effectively treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Simple stretch exercises movements throughout the day are easy and have proven to protect your wrists and hands from this condition.
Wrist Exercises To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Stretching is an important part of any healthy routine. These are three easy exercises your physical therapist can develop a program suited for your specific condition. Talk to your doctor if you experience pain in your hands and wrists. Don’t live with pain, more than likely it’s a warning signal that something is out of balance. Prompt treatment will help you relieve symptoms and keep the syndrome for getting worse.
To learn more about physical therapy treatment programs for carpal tunnel syndrome, set up a free exploratory examination with one of our doctors today. 
Moriarty Physical Therapy is the premier physical therapist provider here in the Hudson Valley with centers located near you. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a physical therapist, visit our website at or contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137.

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

Back To Top