Could shockwave therapy cure my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that causes people to feel numbness, tingling and pain in their hands and fingers. Usually, most people find that it’s the first finger, middle finger and thumb that feel different. This is then coupled with pain or aching in the hand and/or arm.
Who is affected by carpal tunnel syndrome?
When patients are diagnosed, there are often other members of the family who have carpal tunnel syndrome, however, other factors can influence prevalence too. Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Repetitive Strain, Diabetes and unrelated wrist injuries all do seem to increase the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a very disruptive condition and may impact family life, work life, sleep and emotional health. Many people across London and the rest of the UK will be searching for treatment right now, just like you. Rest assured, carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition with favourable treatment options.
What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and how could it help my carpal tunnel symptoms?
During this minimally invasive treatment, you would experience waves (similar to ultrasound waves) being directed towards trigger points and wider areas of muscles in the affected area. These waves promote healing of the bones, tendons and soft tissues which are linked to the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Most importantly, does Shockwave Therapy work?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is considered to be a safe and reliable treatment to relieve and reduce the pain and disability that patients experience when they are living with carpal tunnel syndrome. Importantly, it is a non-invasive treatment which means that it is not a difficult intervention for you to experience, yet it is still considered to be as effective as corticosteroid injections.
What would treating carpal tunnel syndrome mean for me?
As patients across London and the rest of the UK are finding, carpal tunnel syndrome can be very debilitating and have a hugely negative impact on daily life. It can make the simplest of tasks seem impossible and some patients find themselves becoming increasingly isolated. Seeking treatment from an experienced team of healthcare professionals will immediately boost your self-confidence. Knowing that you’re not alone and that there is light at the end of the ‘tunnel’ will take a huge weight off your shoulders.
Contact us to find out more about Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment that is available at our clinics in London, Harley Street and Harley Street.