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What is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?

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Traditional medical treatment and surgical interventions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome have been resoundingly unsuccessful. This failure is largely due to the overemphasis on the role of the actual carpal tunnel with regards to peripheral nerve entrapments.

Misleading definitions

Why the standard definition for Carpal Tunnel is misleading!

Here is an example of a Standard Definition of Carpal tunnel:

"At the base of the palm is a tight canal or “tunnel” through which tendons and nerves must pass on their way from the forearm to the hand and fingers. The nerve that passes through this narrow tunnel to reach the hand is called the Median Nerve. This narrow passage between the forearm and hand is what we call “The Carpal Tunnel”

However, this description misses over 18 other common nerve entrapment sites that can result in carpal tunnel-like syndrome. The most common site of nerve entrapment is actually further up the arm, in a muscle called the Pronator Terres .

Errors in diagnosis and treatment techniques often contribute to the chronic and severe nature of what is commonly referred to as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Statistics show that bracing (often prescribed by doctors) causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to worsen .

How can ART resolve Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?

Active Release Technique® (ART®) has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Rather than just addressing just one area, ART® restores unimpeded motion and function to all soft tissues. At our clinic, we have experienced a success rate that exceeds 90% for the treatment of Carpel Tunnel.

The ART® Soft-Tissue Management System provides a way to diagnose and treat the underlying etiology of Cumulative Trauma Disorder that causes symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning, and aching. Trained providers are able to diagnose the presence of abnormal inflammation and adhesion by examining tissue texture, tension, and movement.

The ART® Soft-Tissue Management System has a success rate that surpasses 90%. We believe that the ART® Soft-Tissue Management System is the future of CTD care.

See the following topics for more information about ART:

The Goal of Active Release Technique

The goal of ART® is to restore optimal texture and motion, restore the function of the soft tissue and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions, or fibrosis, in the soft tissues via the application of specific protocols. Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion, and constant pressure or tension. ART®eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.

Where can I find more information about ART?

We have recently published the first book about Active Release Techniques, written specifically for the general public.

Release Your Pain - Resolving Repetitive Strain Injuries with Active Release Technique s® (ART®) is an informative, easy-to-read book, that helps you to understand the true cause of repetitive strain injuries.

Did you know that many common therapies (such as medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, massage, electrical muscle stimulation, rest, exercise, and surgery) have all failed to effectively resolve repetitive strain injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. RSI sufferers are rarely able to find effective or complete treatment with these traditional treatments! Read Release Your Pain now to understand why these treatments often fail to solve your problem.

Understand the true cause of your pain, learn how it can be resolved, then use the specially designed exercises included in this book to prevent its reoccurrence.

Read our new book, Release Your Pain , to see how Active Release Techniques can help you with your injuries.

Download an information brochure for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome!

We provide a series of informative brochures about various conditions that we treat at our clinic. Download any of the following information, and read it at your leisure:

Read this brochure... For information about...
Active Release Technique Active Release Technique, and how it can help to resolve a broad range of soft tissue injuries.
Carpel Tunnel - Resolving the Problem How ART can resolve Carpel Tunnel...WITHOUT surgery. This treatment is now standard in Colorado, before insurance allows for surgical intervention!
Repetitive Strain Injuries How repetitive strain injuries occur, and what ART can do help resolve these injuries. ART has been proven to be 90% effective in the resolution of conditions such as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....WITHOUT surgery!
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