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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This common condition causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. Usually, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a major nerve, also known as the median nerve, is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. Consequently, symptoms of discomfort can occur due to the pressure on the nerve. Additionally, weakness can occur where a patient may be restricted due to the pain. As a result, performing certain activities with the affected wrist or hand can be difficult.

Although carpal tunnel syndrome is one injury, it has several risk factors. Comparatively, repetitive physical activity, workplace environment, as well as other health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis can result in a diagnosis. Subsequently, another risk factor is anatomical features. Every human body is different, with some having smaller carpal tunnels than others. In addition, this syndrome is diagnosed more frequently between ages 30 and 60. Regardless, early diagnosis and treatment can provide more benefits than waiting until it’s too late.

Furthermore, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time for most patients. Ultimately, early onset symptoms can often be relieved with simple measures, such as wearing a wrist splint or avoiding certain activities. Additionally, other forms of treatment include correcting posture, as well as avoiding hyperextension.

If pressure on the median nerve continues, however, it can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms. At this stage as well as to prevent permanent damage, surgery to take pressure off the median nerve may be recommended for some patients. However, ESWT is a treatment that can assist in pain relief if the symptoms are caught early enough. As mentioned above, early diagnosis can benefit you by eliminating the need for surgery.

  • Numbness, tingling, burning and pain. For instance, this is primarily experienced in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers
  • Occasional shock-like sensations which radiate to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers
  • Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
  • Weakness and clumsiness in the hand. Consequently, this may make it difficult to perform fine movements. For example, buttoning clothing or needle work
  • Dropping things. Although, this is due to weakness, numbness or a loss of proprioception (awareness of where your hand is in space)

Contact our office to find out if ESWT is right for you.


Altogether, our practice continues providing excellence because patients trust us with their care. As of today, we are the most experienced ESWT group in the nation. Since we started in 2000, we’ve performed thousands of ESWT treatments, and helped many patients in Pennsylvania. However, we have worked with patients from across the state border. So, don’t hesitate to contact us for information on ESWT.

Our profession is to seek excellence in what we do. That is why we are obsessed with providing you with what you need, including a safe, comfortable, but also convenient treatment to relieve you of pain, regardless of the origin. Whether it’s your initial consultation, a therapy session or a follow-up, we do everything in our power to follow through with you to cure your pain. Hence, we provide because you trust us to get you back to where you belong… pain free and mobile. With everything considered, contact us regarding your pain and see if ESWT will benefit you.