Hand therapy in O’Fallon, MO

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Your hands are your primary instruments of interaction with the world around you. Without the use of your hands, it would be difficult to pick anything up, write, type, text or play sports. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment from a physical therapist when you have hand pain.

Hand pain comes in many forms but it is most often related to carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition can cause pain in the wrists and hands that limits the use of your hands. Fortunately, physical therapists can treat carpal tunnel syndrome to help restore the use of your hands.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the median nerve in your hands and wrists. This nerve is protected by the carpal tunnel, which serves to keep pressure off the nerve. When an injury or inflammation causes the carpal tunnel to shrink or put pressure on the nerve, you will feel pain in your hands or wrists.

Carpal tunnel syndrome has many causes, including:

  • Strain from overuse, including activities like typing or driving
  • Using equipment that shakes or vibrates
  • Fractures and sprains in the wrist or hand
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure

Treating carpal tunnel syndrome with physical therapy

Our physical therapists at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy are licensed healthcare professionals who are skilled in treating hand pain. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, our team can identify the source of pain and develop a personalized treatment for you.

Treatments vary depending on the severity of your condition and factors like age and medical history. Often, these treatments include:

  • Stretches and exercises
  • Massage therapy
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation and more

If you need surgery for your carpal tunnel syndrome, physical therapy can still help. Physical therapists can help prepare the body for surgery and help you recover faster afterward.

Schedule hand pain treatment at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in North O’Fallon, MO

Do you have an injury or condition like carpal tunnel syndrome that is causing hand pain? Would you like to discuss your treatment options with a physical therapist? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Our North O’Fallon location:

1096 Tom Ginnever Ave.

O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

Excel Sports and Physical Therapy serves patients from multiple locations in the St. Louis area. Please visit our locations page to discover other clinics that may be more convenient for you.