Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common wrist condition that causes persistent pain, tingling and numbness in the palm, fingers and thumb.
Your carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway at the base of the hand near your wrist. In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve is compressed or squeezed as it passes through the carpal tunnel.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can include:
- Tingling and numbness in the fingers and palm of your hand that feels like ‘pins and needles’.
- Pain in your wrist or hand, which can radiate up the arm to your elbow or down to your fingers. Pain can vary from a dull, aching sensation, through to a sharp shooting burning feeling.
- Weakness in your hands or a loss of grip strength, which can make it difficult for you to hold small objects, clench your fist, or carry out your usual tasks.
How We Can Help
Our therapist’s goal at NM is to take pressure off the median nerve. Releasing the muscles of the forearm, mobilising the bones of the wrist joint and gentle stretching has proven particularly successful at the clinic.