Carpal Tunnel Condition

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome treatment focuses on osteopathic manipulation and other therapies that reduce pressure on the median nerve to alleviate weakness, numbness, and pain in the lower arm, wrist, and hand.


Carpal Tunnel Treatment in New York City

Treatment for carpal tunnel includes osteopathic manipulation and therapies that reduce pressure on the median nerve, providing relief from lower arm and hand pain, numbness, and weakness.

What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which pressure occurs on the median nerve within the narrow passageway of the wrist. Since the median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to areas of the hand, and provides signals that help with hand motor function, this common condition cause pain, weakness, and loss of function.

Carpal tunnel can be treated, but it is important to seek help as early as possible. Most patients find that untreated elbow, hand and wrist conditions like carpal tunnel tend to worsen over time. In some cases, ignoring the problem can eventually lead to permanent nerve damage that may require surgical intervention. Fortunately, osteopathic care is a proven and effective option for early treatment of carpal tunnel and its accompanying symptoms.

What Causes this Condition?

Carpal tunnel occurs due to abnormal narrowing in the tunnel, often caused by tissue swelling that places pressure on the median nerve. When those tissues swell, they gradually apply more and more pressure to the nerve, which causes pain and disrupts normal function. Common causes for this condition can include:

  • Repetitive movements with the hands that aggravate the wrist tendons. This is a common concern for many sedentary jobs, as well as certain sporting activities and manual labor occupations.
  • Prolonged hand and wrist extension or flexion.
  • Hormonal imbalances and changes, such as those experienced during pregnancy.
  • Medical conditions like arthritis, thyroid imbalances, and diabetes.
  • Research has found that the condition can run in families, due to shared anatomical traits like a naturally smaller carpal tunnel.

What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The symptoms of carpal tunnel usually begin with mild discomfort but can progress in severity over time. Those symptoms can include:

  • Tingling or numbness in the thumb and the first three fingers of the hand.
  • Painful sensations in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand.
  • Weakness that can impact grip, manual dexterity, and the ability to grasp objects without dropping them.
  • Pain and tingling sensations that radiate from the forearm up to the shoulder.
  • Heightened pain at night that may cause restless sleep.
  • Daytime symptoms may be mild, with pain and weakness flaring up when your hands are holding objects, or your wrists are bent.

Because symptoms can be progressive unless treated, it is important to seek medical assistance if you suspect that you are suffering from this condition.

How We Can Help

Wrist and hand conditions can severely impact your life. Fortunately, Leonid Tafler, D.O. has the experience and expertise needed to effectively treat carpal tunnel. Using safe, gentle, and non-invasive osteopathic techniques, he can help you minimize pain, restore lost function, and reduce the risk of additional damage.


Elbow, Hand and Wrist Conditions

Elbow, hand and wrist conditions include carpal tunnel and other ailments caused by nerve compression and other injuries, resulting in pain, reduced range of motion, weakness, numbness, and similar symptoms.

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us today and schedule an appointment for an examination and diagnosis. Dr. Tafler will work with you to create the personalized treatment plan you need to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!