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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Therapy: Get Treatment at Physical Therapy of SA In Live Oak

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of people globally and some in Live Oak, Texas. It arises when the median nerve, responsible for feeling and muscle control in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger, gets compressed by the carpal tunnel, a narrow passage on your wrist. Consequently, this results in pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in the hand.
At Physical Therapy of SA, located at Live Oak & San Antonio, our experienced physical therapists are committed to helping you effectively manage your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome situation and regain mastery over your normal daily activities. We take a customized approach of physical therapy treatments to your care through non-operative means to address and prevent further recurrence.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Typically, there are signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome that include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you must have a healthcare professional check them. If not dealt with early, this condition can result in permanent damage to the median nerve.

Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can occur for a variety of reasons, including:
If you have any risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and seek treatment if they develop.

Treatments we offer for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Our team at Physical Therapy of SA understands the full extent of the negative effects that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) has on one’s daily living. We have a strong commitment to our patients, and as such we provide comprehensive therapeutic treatments that are effective for each patient. In order to make sure those common activities can be performed and pain is relieved, our programs work to relieve symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
A variety of hand techniques are used by our well-trained therapists to treat CTS-related issues such as muscle tension, stiffness and joint mobility. Manual therapy helps decrease pain, increase flexibility, and promote better nerve function.

Personalized exercise programs are developed in order to strengthen muscles, promote better hand and wrist functioning and improve movement range. These exercises focus on particular parts affected by CTS for permanent recovery and prevention of relapses.

We use ultrasound technology to apply heat deep into the tissues, which increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and speeds up the healing process. This therapy is very effective in addressing pain and rigidity linked with CTS.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) are examples of electrical stimulation techniques that can relieve pain, reduce muscle spasms, or improve nerve conduction. They offer noninvasive relief that complements other treatment approaches.
Custom-made braces or splints can be suggested to restrict the wrist in a neutral position that helps reduce pressure on the median nerves, thereby relieving symptoms of CTS. These are personalized tools for sleep and restoration.
Our specialists assess the furniture, day-to-day chores and ergonomic causes of CTS. We target reducing wrist strain and preventing any worsening signs through correct ergonomic changes and teaching about ergonomics principles.
We appreciate knowledge related to CTS, its causes as well as self-management techniques. We educate patients on ways of mitigating the symptoms over time by altering their lifestyles and adopting ergonomic approaches.
Cold therapy, heat therapy, and massage are among those that might be included in the treatment plan to manage pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome along with anxiety-related complications, hence enhancing the relaxation effect.

Why Choose Physical Therapy of SA for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment?


At Physical Therapy of SA, our team is made up of therapists who know how to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). That means you will be treated by experts with a very long history of dealing with this condition in Live Oak & San Antonio. 

Personalized Approach

We understand that each case of CTS is unique. Our approach is individualized to your specific situation. Thus, the causes are addressed, and appropriate measures are taken for the best results.

Comprehensive Care

Whether manual therapy or therapeutic exercises, we provide traditional and advanced treatment options for managing CTS in San Antonio & Live Oak. Specialists work together in a holistic healing process to give each part of the problem complete attention.

Modern Facilities

We have state-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest equipment and amenities, which create a favorable ambiance and enable your recovery process.

Patient-Centered Approach

At Physical Therapy of SA, we care about you. We are committed to informing, guiding, and supporting you through your treatment so that you feel secure and knowledgeable throughout.

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The length of a physical therapy session may take longer based on the severity of your case and how you respond to treatment. Generally, rehabilitation plans run for four to six weeks, with meetings twice or thrice weekly.
Physiotherapy can help manage the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and prevent them from recurring. However, there are situations when surgery may be required to create more space in the carpal tunnel.
You can engage in mild stretches and exercises that build strength for the syndrome at home. However, remember to consult a physical therapist who will guide you adequately based on your requirements to make sure you are performing the exercises right and safely.