Choosing the right Rehabilitation Program and Therapy Team can play an important role in recovery!
What do we know about Numb Tingling Hands or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
If you have numb tingling hands you may have a type of nerve damage at the wrist called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is a common problem resulting from any of following factors: Occupations involving repetitive hand movement, diabetes, pregnancy, arthritis or being overweight. Women are affected three times as often as men and the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome increases with age.
What treatments can work?
Numb tingling hands can be successfully treated in over 68% of people. Until recently, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been treated primarily with wrist splints, drugs and surgery. But medical research has discovered that using Therapeutic Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, and Infrared Therapy, combined with standard rehabilitation treatments, can reduce or even reverse the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome."
How can infrared therapy and electrical stimulation be used to help increase circulation and decrease pain?
Infrared Therapy, combined with mild electrical pulses has been shown to reduce pain and increase circulation to damaged nerves.
How can therapeutic ultrasound be used to help decrease pain and increase hand strength?
Comfortable high frequency ultrasound waves are applied to the wrist and have been shown to improve symptoms in 68% of people affected with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Hand strength is thought to increase when pain and swelling are reduced.
Who should consider trying our Carpal Tunnel Program?
You or a loved one should consider trying our program if you have:
- Numbness or tingling in the hands
- Hand or wrist pain that disturbs sleep
- Difficulty using or picking up small objects
- A previous wrist fracture
- Arthritis in the wrists and/or hands
- On set of symptoms from current or recent pregnancy
How can you get help?
ACP’s Numb Tingling Hands Program is offered by thousands of recognized skilled nursing facilities and other rehabilitation providers around the country. You should speak to your doctor or your loved one’s about these treatment options and call
1-800-350-1100 to locate a facility near you offering ACP’s programs. A quick professional health evaluation is all that is needed to get started with our program!
What can you expect with ACP’s Numb Tingling Hands Program?
The programs are implemented by the facility’s therapy and nursing departments, in conjunction with ACP’s professional clinicians and the patient’s physician. This team of healthcare professionals will evaluate your or your loved one’s hand strength and sensation. They also may review your diet, fluid intake, and current medications. A treatment plan will then be developed to best meet your or your loved one’s needs and personal goals.