"At the base of the palm is a tight canal or “tunnel” through which tendons and nerves must pass on their way from the forearm to the hand and fingers. The nerve that passes through this narrow tunnel to reach the hand is called the Median Nerve. This narrow passage between the forearm and hand is what we call “The Carpal Tunnel”
However, this description misses over 18 other common nerve entrapment sites that can result in carpal tunnel-like syndrome. The most common site of nerve entrapment is actually further up the arm, in a muscle called the Pronator Teres.
The ART Soft-Tissue Management System provides a way to diagnose and treat the underlying etiology of Cumulative Trauma Disorder that causes symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Errors in diagnosis and treatment techniques often contribute to the chronic and severe nature of what is commonly referred to as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
Active Release Techniques (ART) has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Rather than just addressing one area, the ART process treats the root cause of the injury by removing the restrictive adhesions that bind soft-tissues, and by allowing free movement of the nerve through the soft tissues. ART treatment restores unimpeded motion and function to all soft tissues within the kinetic chain of the hand and arm. As a result pain is relieved, and the entrapped median nerve associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is released.