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Written by Jennifer Sik, Published on January 10, 2019

Does your patient complain of numbness in their fingers? Have they told you that they have dropped things as if their hand has decided to stop holding on? Do they tell you that their fingers, in particular their thumb, index and middle fingers, feel clumsy, weak, or painful? These are common ways that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can affect a patient’s functioning. Luckily, you don’t have to be a certified hand therapist to help your patients conservatively manage their CTS symptoms (although OTs do make great hand therapists!). As an occupational therapist, you are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help patients conservatively manage symptoms of their CTS.

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