How the C-TRAC device from your doctor in Winter Park, Florida can help you.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common problem among people who use their hands and wrists excessively. The condition results in the nerves at your wrist being squeezed by the narrowed carpal tunnel space. The carpal tunnel space contains the median nerve, which is a main nerve in your hand. When the median nerve is squeezed, you will experience numbness, tingling, loss of full function, and pain in your wrist and hand.
The most common treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome has been surgery. Fortunately, there is an alternative to surgery. It’s called the C-TRAC device. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, Florida offers C-TRAC and other state-of-the-art treatments to help you.
C-TRAC works by stretching the carpal ligament, which in turn opens up the carpal tunnel space to reduce pressure on the median nerve. The C-TRAC device is completely controlled by you, the patient, so you can adjust the amount of traction and stretching to be the most effective for you.
There are many benefits the C-TRAC device can offer. Consider that C-TRAC is:
- Non-invasive; the C-TRAC device needs no incisions or sutures
- Effective; the C-TRAC device helps 75% of patients avoid carpal tunnel surgery
- Safe; it’s been tested and approved for use by the FDA
- Reusable; you can use it again if your symptoms return
The C-TRAC device has an air bladder that rests on the back of your hand. When you wear the C-TRAC device and inflate the bladder, force is applied to the back and front of your hand. The dual action pulls and stretches the carpal ligament to open the carpal tunnel space. Treatment includes wearing the C-TRAC for 5 minutes, 3 times each day, for 4 to 6 weeks.
The C-TRAC device can effectively treat mild, moderate, and severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. To find out more about this treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, call Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, Florida today at (407) 673-9533.