Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common complaint affecting the structures around the wrist and into the hand. Sufferers often feel a sensation of numbness or pain in the hand and occasionally into the forearm, and often experience weakness and a lack of dexterity, particularly on the thumb (radial) side of the hand. The condition can appear as a result of a number of conditions, including pregnancy, and rheumatoid arthritis which can cause a compression of the median nerve at the wrist.
It can be associated with repetitive strain patterns, but may also have other medical causes, which can be identified during careful osteopathic case history taking. Carpel Tunnel conditions can respond very well to osteopathy. A treatment plan can be devised to reduce pain and aide recovery, and referral can be organised if you osteopath considers that further investigation or intervention is more appropriate.
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