Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Get Help With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

More people than ever work on computers, engage in repetitive motions or use power tools for DIY home projects. This may cause carpal tunnel syndrome, which is compression of the median nerve that runs through the wrist.

 

What are the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may be different for everyone. These can include:

  • Pins and needles or numbness over the thumb, index finger, middle finger and ring finger (see diagram)

  • Burning or pain in the hand

  • Swelling across the palm or fingers

  • Weakness in the hand

  • Dropping objects frequently

How can hand physiotherapy help?

A Hand Physiotherapist (or Hand Therapist) can assess how severe your condition is and provide treatment based on the findings. Treatment includes:

  • Splinting

  • Nerve gliding exercises

  • Sensation training

  • Education and advice on posture and activity modification

  • Referral to Hand Surgeon if required

If you think you need to see a Hand Therapist, get in touch with our physio clinics located at Concord, Lidcombe, Marrickville or Chester Hill today.