Tag: entrapment syndromes

Has the carpal tunnel brace outlived its usefulness?

Has the carpal tunnel brace outlived its usefulness? Years ago, when I was a student under Dr. Michael Leahy, the founder of Active Release Techniques, he told us his method resolved carpal tunnel syndrome and braces made the condition worse.  His work with carpal tunnel syndrome had shown that most wrist, hand, and arm syndromes had more to do with nerve entrapment along the length of the arm instead of by the carpal tunnel.  His new understanding of hand numbness, wrist pain, and thumb pain replaced the old methods of endless therapies, wrists restricted at night and during the day Read More »