Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is THE most common nerve problem of the arm?
Did you know that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is MOST commonly treated by hand surgeons? But why not by Hand Therapy Specialist?
Well…let me tell you a story of one of our client, Mary. This is just one example of many. She was starting to feel some numbness and tingling in her hands like her hands were falling asleep. You know how that feels….most people do. She just would shake it off and it would feel better. After a while….she can’t even remember how long, but it was getting worst and she was starting to wake up feeling really stiff in her fingers like she couldn’t really move them. It would take her a while to get the hand and fingers moving. She had pain at night that would jolt her awake…shaking out her hands.
She started to realize she had carpal tunnel. Maybe a friend of hers had it and she started asking around about it….looked it up on line. See what happens for some people is they have this thing called “carpal tunnel” and it comes and goes but then it’s gone for good and they don’t have to worry. They are like “oh thank goodness it just resolved on its’ own”. But for others, it gets worst. For our client Mary, it was starting to get bad, so she decided to go see her primary care doctor, who upon hearing about her numbness declared that she had carpal tunnel! OK…but now what? She didn’t recall getting recommended for occupational therapy or anything, just told to get one of those over the counter splints to wear.
That was fine until it was not better and so it started to worry her because she saw online all about surgery and didn’t want to have it. SO she decided to go to a hand surgeon….where she waited and waited and waited only to be told YES! You indeed have carpal tunnel but to be really sure….let us get a nerve conduction test because it will indicate how bad it is and then we can have surgery for it. It’s a super easy surgery he said as he explained it all.
Great. She didn’t want surgery, but there she was…only given the option of surgery as she knew it. Now mind you…this was years in the making and by the time she came in to us at Hands On Therapy Services, she had surgery to one hand and was suffering from so much pain…she didn’t know how she was going to have surgery to the other hand next month.
But really out of all the people that suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome at one time or another….only HALF of them seek “medical attention” and that simply means they went somewhere for advice. The other HALF just wait until it gets so bad that they have to have surgery. But how many people come in and get the most NATURAL, CONSERVATIVE treatment for carpal tunnel by getting help with a hand specialist? To be perfectly honest…I don’t know…not enough! Most people who tell me their stories had to have surgery! And they always say they didn’t know that therapy could be an option to help them avoid surgery!
So we offered to help her after her carpal tunnel surgery so she can get back to being able to drive herself around and be active with her dogs. AND we were able to help relief the numbness and pain she had in her other hand so much so that she told the doctor, she didn’t need surgery to her other hand. At the end, she said she wished she knew so that she could have come in years before and avoided all the time she felt crazy with the numbness and could have avoided the pain of the surgery.
So let me ask you…how is that pain and numbness making you feel?
And….if you remained where you are, what would life look like 3-5 years from now and how does THAT make you feel?
It’s ok to take some time to think about it. At the end of the day, it’s your decision to not do anything OR take action and get some clarity on what is possible…WITHOUT surgery.
IF you are serious about getting some answers and CLARITY….we have options that are easy for you.
IF you are not ready to talk and just want some information….Simply Request our “Unlock The Key To Carpal Tunnel” E-book.
IF you have questions and would like to get answers that are specific to YOU….Simply Request to Speak to our Hand Specialist.
If you know you need help….but maybe have been disappointed in the past or have tried a few things before and they didn’t seem to work…then we invite you to Apply for our Free Discovery Visit where you will be able to meet with the hand specialist and have a Free Screening to see if you are who we can help. There’s no obligation to book or buy anything! We like to be sure of who we can help before booking any paid sessions!
Either way….these are just a few easy ways we offer for you to get the answers and help that you need….WITHOUT waiting for years!
Hoang Tran OT/L, CHT
Disclaimer: As with all our pages, this is NOT a substitute for formal medical treatment or occupational therapy. It is intended to inform only. Hands on Therapy Services disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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