So, what is Soft Tissue Transition? There are several different types of tissue in and around the Carpal Tunnel collectively known as Soft Tissue. These include, Fascia Tissue, Muscle, Tendons, Tendon Sheaths, Ligaments, etc. Injured soft tissue loses its flexibility and contracts in the tight carpal tunnel space and pinches the nerve. Also, swelling or inflammation is common with injured soft tissue. The inflammatory fluids build up, putting pressure on the nerve and the blood vessels in this narrow area.
Both of these mechanisms put pressure on the Median Nerve and also on the blood vessels restricting blood flow and blocking natural healing.