Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is defined as numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by irritation on the median nerve in the wrist. This us usually caused by patterns or repetitive movements of the hand and wrist. CTS is common in professions such as assembly-line work and jobs requiring the use of hand tools.
Physical Therapy can be useful before surgery and is definitely recommended post surgery. Therapeutic exercises and stretching are very important in improving the strength and function of the hand and wrist muscles. Manual therapy is also a vital part of rehab to help with scar management and improving range of motion.