Patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can find relief with innovative laser treatments at Avalon Laser Therapy in Voorhees, New Jersey. Dr. Barry provides care to patients from throughout Camden County and the greater Philadelphia area.
Carpal tunnel is a condition in which the narrow passageway located between the palm side of the wrist and the hand becomes inflamed. This tunnel holds the median nerve that provides sensation to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the inside of the ring finger. When swelling occurs, it can put pressure on the nerves and begin to close off the tunnel, limiting blood flow and depriving tissues of much-needed oxygen. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 3% of adults in this country suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain and weakness in the hand and wrist, tingling sensations, and numbness. Symptoms start gradually and occur intermittently. The sensation eventually travels from the hand and wrist up into the arm. People who have carpal tunnel syndrome often wake up feeling the need to shake out their hand or wrist. The condition is caused by anything that compresses the median nerve. Some of the common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include arthritis, repetitive stress such as jobs that involve constant use of a keyboard or assembly line work, and pregnancy. The fluid retention and swelling that can accompany pregnancy can increase the pressure on the carpal tunnel and compress the median nerve.
Dr. Barry has achieved tremendous success in treating carpal tunnel syndrome with non-invasive, pain-free MLS laser therapy. This ground-breaking FDA-approved technology doesn’t just relieve or mask the symptoms; laser therapy offers long-term healing without the risk of side effects or any downtime following treatment. Laser therapy works by chemically repairing damaged cells that cause pain. The laser stimulates kinetic energy within cells through the transmission of light energy. This energy is absorbed by the skin, eventually reaching the tissue in the wrist and forearm to promote the body’s natural healing ability.