Treatment of Carpal Tunnel – Occupational Therapists Recommendations
Occupational Therapist deal with patients who have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome every day. Some patients come in pre-surgery in an attempt to heal naturally and avoid the risks of an invasive surgical procedure. More patients are seen post-Carpal Tunnel Surgery in an attempt at rehabilitation to get back muscle, grip strength, range of motion and eliminate lingering symptoms.
Physical therapists and Occupational Therapist alike, report: “It is difficult to routinely work with patients who are frustrated with the results of their surgical procedure for Carpal Tunnel Release.” The patients expect the symptoms to go away completely and get back to their normal life quickly, but rehabilitation from Carpal Tunnel Surgery can be a long frustrating process for the patient and the Therapist.
For Patients struggling with Carpal Tunnel Symptoms even after a surgical procedure, a procedure that was supposed to end the suffering, the level of tension and anxiety rises quickly. Watch the Video of Linda, a patient who followed her surgeon’s recommendations and experienced this frustration intensely, first hand
Occupational and Physical Therapists would rather work with patients before they attempt Carpal Tunnel Surgery to help the patient heal naturally with passive stretching treatment, icing therapy, deep tissue massage, active stretching exercises, and dry needling when needed. They get better results.
Watch the video below of Master Occupational Therapist, Mr. Alan Ward, who runs several clinics throughout southern Utah, around the major national parks. Mr. Ward has treated hundreds of patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome over the last decade. Here Mr. Ward explains:
“Carpal Tunnel from an Expert Therapist’s Perspective.”
Mr. Ward has found that the passive stretching treatment at night during sleep, known as the Carpal Solution Therapy, is the cornerstone treatment that he depends on in his clinics for helping patients recovery from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
His first recommendation for most patients is to begin Carpal Tunnel Treatment with the Carpal Solution Night Time Stretching Program, with the intent to avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery all together.
Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists know how hard it can be for a patient trying to recover from Carpal Tunnel Surgery. They work daily in the trenches with patients trying to help them with rehabilitation.
These expert therapists have found that it is much simpler to help patients avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery and the long rehabilitation required and start treating Carpal Tunnel with Natural Stretching Treatment.
Then when Carpal Tunnel Syndrome comes back after just a few years after surgery and the patient realizes that Surgery was not a permanent fix, they get even more frustrated. Fortunately, for patients, the Carpal Solution Passive Stretching Treatment works for most patients even after a failed surgery, like it did for Linda, the Retail Merchandise Manager in the video above.
Therapists who have been practicing for a while know that many of the traditional medical approaches for treating Carpal Tunnel don’t work very well from a patient’s perspective. Few Doctors understand the patient’s point of view as well as the Occupational and Physical Therapists. They are in the trenches daily with Patients and they know what works and what does not work when it comes to treating any musculoskeletal ailment.
Therapist know that for Carpal Tunnel Treatment most of the traditional treatments have less than favorable reception from patients as a whole. Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Steroid Injections and Rigid Wrist Splints and Hand Braces all of less than optimum results in treating Carpal Tunnel.
You can learn more about each of these treatment options here in an article written by a Doctor: Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Patients love reading about the options in this user friendly, but technically correct format with illustrations and bullet points so you can get to the point quickly.
Most Therapists agree with Mr. Alan Ward, MSOT (Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy). The most effective way to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for most patients is employing the Carpal Solution Passive Stretching Treatment over the Six Week Treatment Protocol during sleep.
A Thermal Imaging Camera illustrates the temperature reading of the skin tissue by projecting different colors for different temperature ranges. The patient posing for this demonstration has a server case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In just 15 minutes after putting on the Carpal Solution Stretching Device, the skin temperature of the hand, wrist and arm change dramatically as you can see. After 8 hours of stretching the whole hand is pink.