Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you experience numbness, tingling or weakness in your hand, consider asking your doctor to examine you for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This syndrome affects about 2% of the population.
This condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand, the Median nerve, is compressed as it travels through the carpal tunnel, made up of bones and ligaments in the wrist.
In most patients, Carpal Tunnel syndrome deteriorates over time, therefore early diagnosis and treatment is important.
Women are more likely to develop Carpal Tunnel syndrome than men.
The Median nerve is very sensitive to pressure, and it might not be possible to find the precise cause of this condition. Some factors that may increase your risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are:
- Any form of arthritis in the wrist
- Hormonal changes e.g. during pregnancy
- A wrist fracture
- Work that places heavy stress on the wrist
- Using vibrating tools
- Occasionally medication can also cause this syndrome
What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Symptoms usually begin slowly and can occur at any time. Early symptoms may include:
- Numbness at night
- Pain and a burning sensation that radiates up the arm
- Tingling and/or pain in the fingers especially in the thumb, index and middle fingers
Nighttime symptoms are often the first reported due to sleep positions, which may exacerbate the condition and cause loss of sleep.
As Carpal Tunnel deteriorates, symptoms become more constant. These symptoms may include:
- Weakness in the hand
- Inability to perform tasks that require fine motor movements e.g. doing up buttons
- Dropping objects
In the most severe condition, the muscles at the base of the thumb visibly shrink in size.
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome depends on how severe the pain and symptoms are, and the degree of weakness. Non-surgical options include:
- Avoiding movements that over-extend your wrist
- Wrist splints that hold the hand in a neutral position, especially at night
- Mild pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication
- Treatment of any underlying conditions such as diabetes or arthritis
- Steroid injections into the Carpal Tunnel to reduce inflammation
- Surgery may be necessary if severe damage to the Median nerve has occurred. Surgery involves cutting the band of tissue in the wrist that crosses the Median nerve to reduce the pressure
- Low level laser treatment may be used to treat Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The B-Cure Laser device has been proven to provide high efficacy in treating such medical conditions.
Treatment with B-Cure Laser
Treatment with B-Cure Laser enhances the healing of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on two fronts:
Treatment with B-Cure Laser may assist with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by treating the pain caused by the pressure on the nerve, by releasing an increased number of endorphins. Secondly, it may treat the swelling that creates pressure on the nerve, by enhancing the body’s natural processes.
B-Cure Laser provides breakthrough laser therapy, offering the power of some professional lasers as used in clinics, in a lightweight portable device that may be used from the comfort of home.
The treatment is safe, effective and may provide lasting pain relief.
B-Cure Laser’s restorative power is provided by advanced laser technology.
B-Cure Laser should be placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate the tissues. This stimulates the body to produce adenosine triphosphate otherwise known as ATP, which carries energy within the cells. The ATP interacts with various biomolecules inside the cells promoting normal cell function and enhancing the body’s natural processes.
Patients recover from muscular, skeletal, and nerve injuries as cells regenerate faster and function better.
Research has proved that using the B-Cure Laser for Carpal Tunnel Syndrom, provides cells with more energy to perform their functions.
Therapeutic effects of LLLT (laser phototherapy) include:
- Increased production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)
- Increased cellular metabolism
- Increased collagen production
- Increased enzyme production
- Increased protein synthesis
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved lymphatic flow and drainage
- Reduced inflammation
All this serves to boost the body’s natural healing power, targeting the root causes of pain and providing rapid relief.
B-Cure Laser is unique due to it’s beam that covers a surface of 4.5 cm, making it possible to treat a wide range of painful conditions easily, effectively and quickly.
B-Cure Laser is now available for home use and has been proven clinically effective and safe. The treatment has no known side effects and is a non-invasive method for treating many types of orthopedic conditions.
B-Cure Laser is safe for all ages, and does not require protective eyewear during use.
What Are the Benefits of B-Cure Laser?
- May reduce chronic pain
- Non-invasive and non-surgical treatment
- Suitable for all ages
- No known side effects
- Clinically proven by many studies
- Easy and safe for home use
Apply the device for a duration of 8 minutes on each treatment point on the wrist. Place the device along the inner wrist fold, along the wrist perpendicular to the inner wrist fold, along the pad of the thumb, on the wrist joint under the thumb and on the wrist joint under the little finger.
To make treatment more convenient, use the adjustable stand. Stabilize the device and the stand and treat the area without moving, so that the laser beam penetrates deep into the tissues.
In order to reach optimal results, repeat the treatment at least twice a day.
Treat the following areas, covering all the spots around the painful joint(s).
Along the wrist, perpendicular to the inner wrist fold
Along the thumb, over the pad
Along the wrist bone, at the base of the hand, below the thumb
Exactly opposite to the previous point, below the "pinky" finger
Five (5) treatment points, 30-40 minutes during each session. Treat 2-4 times a day
It is advisable to use the adjustable B-Cure Laser stand, to comfortably treat remote and hard to reach areas.