Physical Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) causes tingling, numbness, and weakness in the wrists and hands. Activities that require repetitive or prolonged bending of the wrist can cause compression of the median nerve. When the median nerve is compressed or inflamed, it causes nerve symptoms. CTS is more common in women, people who work with their hands,…

Physical Therapy for Wrist and Hand Pain

Treatment for Wrist and Hand Pain “I fell and injured my wrist.  I am a stay-at-home mom with a young infant.  It was too difficult for me to make an appointment at a clinic and bring the baby.  I am so glad I found out about Virtual Physical Therapy for my wrist and hand pain!…

Misdiagnosis of Musculoskeletal Pain

Misdiagnosis remains one of the most catastrophic and costly of medical errors. A misdiagnosis of musculoskeletal pain leads to a domino effect of wrong treatments, prolonged pain, potential inappropriate surgeries, chronic symptoms, and disability. Uncovering the true cause of symptoms is critical and should be the primary focus of all clinicians. Unfortunately, there is minimal…

What causes low back pain to become chronic?

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the US and the world. Treatments for back pain have escalated to the most expensive medical problem. Why do some experience back pain for just a few days while others develop chronic symptoms and even disability? A recently published research article looked into this very…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is associated with numbness/tingling in the thumb and first three fingers and can also cause weakness in the hand, particularly the thumb.  It is caused by compression of the median nerve, when it is pressed or squeezed at the wrist.   Statistics of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome:…