Laser therapy is a type of treatment that uses focused light to stimulate healing and reduce pain and inflammation in the body. It is sometimes used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a condition that affects the hand and wrist and is caused by pressure on the median nerve. For more information, set up a call with one of our representatives today!
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that can cause numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers. It is often caused by repetitive movements of the wrist and hand, such as typing or using a mouse for long periods of time. Other factors that can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome include pregnancy, arthritis, and other underlying medical conditions.
Laser therapy may be used to help reduce inflammation and swelling in the wrist and hand, which can help to relieve the pressure on the median nerve and improve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is typically administered in a series of treatments, with each treatment lasting for about 10-30 minutes. Laser therapy is generally considered safe, although it may not be suitable for everyone and it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with a healthcare provider before starting treatment.
Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome may include wrist splints, physical therapy, and medications to reduce inflammation and pain. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to release the pressure on the median nerve and improve symptoms.