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Is it Really Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
DID YOU KNOW...?
Carpal Tunnel has become more of a generic diagnosis because there are several different issues that can produce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-like symptoms.
In other words, just because you have numbness/tingling in the thumb and the next two fingers, does NOT mean your problem is stemming from the carpal tunnel, which is at the wrist.
When you do have numbness and tingling in this area, along with pain and difficulty with gripping things, the median nerve is usually the problem.
But, the most common entrapment of the median nerve is up higher in the forearm (at the pronator teres muscle) and NOT at the carpal tunnel.
If you have these symptoms, you may have true Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But, there's also a good chance the irritation of the median nerve is up higher in the forearm.
The good news is this site is easily treatable with Active Release® and almost never requires surgery.
Would you like to learn more about how I can help treat this painful condition by addressing the underlying issues? Mention this blog post and you can have a Complimentary Consultation in the office to discuss how my treatments may help your wrist and forearm symptoms.
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