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Carpal Tunnel Therapy

Q. I searched for Carpal Tunnel and found the answer you provided and found it interesting that Physical Therapy would be of assistance.

I'm wondering if you could tell me how long I should expect to go to therapy and then do you think the problem will re-occur? Thank you.

A. Physical Therapy can be effective for mild cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and can include a wide range of intervention from education, to exercise and splinting.

Treatment time can vary from just a couple of visits to several weeks. A home program is an important part of your rehabilitation.

More severe cases typically respond best to surgical intervention and the outcome of this type of surgery is usually very good - you should discuss surgical options with your doctor.

Immediate post-surgical Physical Therapy is helpful for keeping your incision clean and protecting the surgical site.

Once any sutures are removed, Physical Therapy can help promote proper healing of the scar, restore your strength and range of motion, and most importantly, restore your function.

Treatment time can vary from just a couple of visits to several weeks, and again, a home program is an important part of your rehabilitation.



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