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Four Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Four Benefits Occupational Therapy for Carpal Tunnel

Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy that can help treat many workplace injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause severe pain in your wrists and hands. Left untreated, it may reduce your quality of life.

At Peak Performance, our team can help you deal with many of the injuries that happen in modern workplaces, including conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.

This first step to help treat your carpal tunnel syndrome is to diagnose your condition. To do this, we offer each patient an initial assessment. This assessment will help our physical therapists determine exactly what caused your condition, as well as how it is impacting your quality of life.

Our team will then work with you to create a personalized occupational therapy plan that may help you get back to work and improve your quality of life.

Benefits of occupational therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome

If you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome while performing tasks at your job, occupational therapy may be right for you. While some severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome may need surgery, our team may be able to help you avoid it. Our occupational therapy focuses on treating your condition naturally, so you can get back to the life you enjoy.

Your occupational therapy plan may have benefits for you that include:

  • Reducing the likelihood that you’ll need surgery
  • Lowering the need for potentially addictive pain medications
  • Improving the strength and range of motion in your hands and wrists
  • Educating you on ways to prevent this condition from coming back in the future

The main goal of carpal tunnel treatment is to identify the movements that trigger your nerve compression and help you to find alternative ways to complete your daily tasks. We also help to strengthen the muscle surrounding your wrist to protect the nerve. Ultimately, we want you to live an active life with less pain.

To learn more about the carpal tunnel treatment we offer, contact our team today. We have helped many patients find relief from chronic aches and pains, and we are here to help you too.