Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common, painful progressive disorder that affects the wrist, hand, and fingers.

carpal tunnel syndrome
carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs as a result of compression pressure on median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand.

What causes Carpal tunnel Syndrome?

  • Overuse or repetitive injuries eg. Extensive typing, hairdressing
  • Injury or inflammation to the wrist
  • trauma to the wrist causing swelling (sprain or fracture)
  • arthritis
  • mechanical problems in the wrist
  • repeated use of vibrating hand tools
  • fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause
  • presence of cyst or tumor in the carpal tunnel

What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

  • burning, tingling or numbness on the palm side of the hand and fingers
  • radiating pain into the forearm
  • difficulty of grasping small objects or weakened grip
  • muscle wasting at the base of the thumb if chronic or long-term

How can Physiotherapist help in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

  • Patient Education
    • Postural and Ergonomic Training
    • Restricting hand-use or changing the way the hand is used
  • Range of Motion Exercises and Strengthening Exercises (i.e. grip strengthening)
  • Stretching Techniques
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Modalities (ice, heat)
  • Recommend wrist brace/splint

It is important we treat this wrist pain and discomfort early, see our physiotherapist to improve your chances of recovery and avoid further progression of your carpal tunnel syndrome.

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