Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

It is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. The pressure can be caused by one of two things:

  • The tunnel space decreases, due to swelling eg, Type 1 RSI , Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon) or Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons sheath).

  • When the contents of the tunnel (median nerve, blood vessels and tendons) enlarge. 

Both of these situations increase the pressure on the nerve, leading

to the carpal tunnel symptoms.Sufferers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS),

will usually experience the following symptoms in their hand or fingers:

  • hand pain or aching

  • pins and needles

  • numbness esp at night of with wrist flexing

  • burning

  • weakness or cramping

  • perceived swelling

The symptoms are usually worse at night and your grip will weaken as the condition progresses.

There are stretches available to assist with the ongoing maintenance of the CTS but getting rectified is the best way to start.

Getting you back to your best is our goal. Call us to find out how our treatments can help you through.

Fixing the cause not just treating the symptom !