While many people suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, they usually don’t understand what is going on.

Unfortunately, there are many myths around Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), and they can prevent people from making smart, informed decisions for the health of their hands. In today’s blog, we are going to provide clarity by busting up some of the most common CTS myths.

MYTH: Typing is always responsible for CTS

While we spend a lot more time typing and clicking than we used to, we can’t lay all the blame for CTS at the foot of a keyboard. Typing may make CTS worse, but it usually isn’t the only cause. The development of CTS requires the usage of the hands in strenuous, unnatural positions for protracted amounts of time. You may be surprised to hear that CTS is more commonly linked to sewing, assembly line work, and cleaning. It can even come about as the result of diabetes, pregnancy, and injury. In short, CTS is more complex than it’s made out to be, and if it is going to be effectively addressed, all the factors need to be included.

MYTH: Wrist pain means you have CTS

When people feel pain in their wrists, they immediately assume they have CTS. While it is possible they do have CTS, it’s essential to get a full examination to understand exactly what is going on. Otherwise, treatment may not be effective, resulting in a frustrating waste of time and money. The thing is, wrist pain can be an indicator of arthritis and tendonitis as well as CTS. If you’re experiencing wrist pain, the only way to determine what exactly is going on is to have a professional assess your physical condition, medical history, list of symptoms. At the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center, we have decades of experience with wrist pain, and we will bring every bit of our expertise to the table to ensure you get effective treatment.

MYTH: Men are more vulnerable to CTS

Men have been more associated with the strenuous work that causes CTS – hence, this myth. However, according to many studies, women are three times more vulnerable to CTS. Because CTS is inflammation of the passage through which tendons, tissue, and nerves move repetitively, women’s narrower anatomy makes them more susceptible to inflammation.

MYTH: Surgery is the only solution to CTS

While surgery usually is required for advanced CTS, it should remain a last resort. Depending on how advanced your CTS is, you may not have to have an operation. This is an area in which our team absolutely excels. We combine the best of holistic medicine and mainstream medicine to provide care that is far more effective than anything you could receive elsewhere. We can save you pain, time, and money with our effective treatment. It is our passion, and we are good at it.

Integrative medicine has the power to cure conditions faster and more permanently because of its commitment to doing what works. If you are suffering from wrist pain, it’s time to let us help. Learn more today!