Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, weakness, and tingling in the hands and arm, due to pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small place in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. This controls movement and feeling in your first 4 fingers, not including the pinky.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compression of the median nerve. This is the nerve that runs from the upper arm down through the area called the carpal tunnel, located in the wrist. There are several factors that could make a person more susceptible to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. These are factors that can cause irritation or compression of the nerve. They include:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fractures or trauma to the wrist
  • Pinched nerve in the wrist

How Class IV Laser Therapy Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Class IV Laser Therapy benefits carpal tunnel syndrome because it reduces pain, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing. It reduces pain by reducing the neuronal impulses and increasing the release of endorphins. It reduces inflammation by decreasing the inflammatory factors and reduction of edema by dilating lymphatics. It accelerates healing by increasing the blood flow, releasing cytokines and stimulating fibroblast acivity and collagen production.