Carpal-RX Enhanced Brace Therapy is for sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome whose doctor has recommended a brace treatment and resting of the affected hand. And for those who “self-treat” using a brace and find their current brace inadequate.
If your doctor has prescribed brace therapy to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome then Carpal-RX Enhanced Brace Therapy is for you!
Carpal-Rx Enhanced Brace Therapy utilizes two advancements in CTS braces; the Micro-Soft Carpal Tunnel Brace and the Carpal-RX Tension Release Day Brace.
The Carpal-RX Micro-Soft Carpal Tunnel Brace is the only brace designed by doctors and orthopedic engineers specifically for carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist tendonitis. Its unique module design allows it to be used on either hand and it may be worn during the day & while sleeping.
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome have very special requirements of a brace. And since every hand is different, our doctors factored all possible combinations of requirements into a unique modular design – that YOU customize. The Carpal-RX Micro-Soft Carpal Tunnel Brace design is found nowhere else in the industry, and does what no other brace can do: it lets you adjust each module to perfectly fulfill your specific needs.
Every arm, wrist and hand anatomy is different, as are the areas where you need support. Also, your brace needs are determined by whether you require support only while you sleep or additionally during the day. Since everybody is different, an “all-purpose” mass market brace for these conditions is useless (and can even be harmful). You need the right brace for YOUR requirements.
The Carpal-RX Tension Release Day Brace keeps your carpal tunnel open to give it enough room to keep your swollen tendons from compressing your median nerve. Holding your carpal tunnel open gives you almost instant relief. And as you use the Carpal-RX Day Brace more and more, your carpal tunnel opens wider and wider a tiny bit each time. It’s similar to stretching a rubber band repeatedly, where it eventually loosens up.
A recent study showed People who used the Carpal-RX Tension Release Day Brace reported that it significantly reduced their symptoms faster than using a mass market brace alone during their occasional flare ups of carpal tunnel symptoms. (A survey of a random 1683 clients who purchased a Micro-Soft Carpal Tunnel Brace and Received a Free Carpal-RX Day Brace during the period from 1/2017 to 9/2017 was utilized in the study)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by entrapment and compression of the median nerve at wrist, within the carpal tunnel, positioned between the transverse carpal ligament and the carpal bones, and causes sensory and motor impairment and pain, especially at night, in the area of the hand innervated by the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can range from a minor inconvenience to a disabling condition, depending on its cause and persistence, and the patient’s individual characteristics. Many cases of CTS are mild, and they often get better by simply wearing the Carpal-RX Micro-Soft Carpal Tunnel Brace while sleeping.
Importance of Early Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Impact on Work and Livelihood:
According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpal tunnel syndrome was associated with the second longest average time away from work (27 days) among the major disabling diseases and illnesses in all private industries. (Fractures were first, with an average of 30 days away.)
Eventually, workers with CTS may be forced to give up their livelihood. In one study, nearly half of all patients with CTS changed jobs within 30 months of their diagnosis. Because of the controversy surrounding the issue of carpal tunnel syndrome and workers’ compensation, workers may not always receive compensation payments.
The Carpal-RX Tension Release Day Brace, used with the Micro-Soft Carpal Tunnel Brace will help to alleviate your symptoms faster than standard bracing alone. But you must wear it faithfully every day until your symptoms have diminished as instructed by most doctors.
The first treatment doctors prescribe for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is Brace Therapy; along with taking NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) such as Ibuprofen when needed to help reduce inflammation. The reason this is the most prescribed first treatment is because in most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome it works; but not instantly. The Carpal-RX Tension Release Brace, worn during the day, helps to speeds up the treatment time by gradually widening the carpal tunnel.
The alternative to not faithfully following your doctor’s prescribed treatment is surgery. And Carpal Tunnel Surgery has many risks; it does not work for everybody.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery – Factors that greatly reduce the chances for success:
Having severe symptoms before surgery, such as:
- Continual numbness.
- Muscle weakness and wasting.
- Very poor nerve conduction results.
- Symptoms that have been present for more than 10 months.
Additional Factors that contribute to the failure of carpal tunnel surgery:
- Being over 50 years old.
- Performing heavy manual labor; particularly working with vibrating tools. More than half of people who use vibrating hand-held tools have carpal tunnel surgery failure.
- Patients who are on hemodialysis have good initial success, but the condition deteriorates in about half of these patients after around a year and a half.
- Poor mental health or alcohol abuse
- Patients with diabetes and high blood pressure may be more likely to require a second operation.
Complications after surgery include the following:
- Nerve damage resulting in constant tingling and numbness
- Excessive Scarring
- Loss of substantial wrist strength is a complication that affects 10 – 30% of carpal tunnel surgery patients. Some patients who have jobs requiring significant hand and wrist strength may not be able to perform them after surgery. These workers may also have problems in other parts of the upper body, including the elbows and shoulders. These problems do not go away with surgery and can persist. Studies indicate that 10 – 15% of patients must change jobs following carpal tunnel surgery.
If pain and symptoms return, a second carpal tunnel surgery (Revision surgery) will be needed.
Reasons for procedure failure include:
- Incomplete release of the ligament
- Extensive scarring
- Recurrence of the disorder due to underlying medical conditions