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Wrist Pain - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

This is a condition where the median nerve, one of the nerves supplying the muscles of the hand, gets pinched at wrist level. This nerve, along with all the tendons of the muscles responsible for the movement of the hand, runs through a “tunnel” that covers the inside of the wrist. The nerve gets pinched if there is swelling and the space in the carpal tunnel diminishes. 

Various things can cause the swelling, like:

- Illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and hypothyroidism

- Repetitive strain of the tendons surrounding the nerve

- Pregnancy

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

This condition can occur with or without wrist or fore-arm pain. The most common symptom, however, is a tingling sensation in the hand, thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger (a different nerve supplies the little finger).

How can physiotherapy help you?

False carpal tunnel symptoms can present in the presence of neck problems, so a thorough examination is required. Physiotherapy can help in the following ways:

- Pain management and anti-inflammatory treatments

- Soft tissue mobilisation of muscles, connective tissue and tendons around the area

- Neural mobilisation of the median nerve

- Stretches of the muscles and neural tissue

- Re-education of the muscles and wrist and elbow stabilisers

- Advice and education on prevention and management 

 

 

 

How I work

I assess and treat every patient holistically, taking into account the physical, emotional and biochemical aspects. I spend time to determine the root cause of the problem and to educate my patients on what I have discovered. I involve my patient in his/her rehabilitation by way of discussions, coaching and home exercise programs, which I tailor to their schedule and current activity level. I work together with my patients in order to rehabilitate them back to personal power, wellness and wholeness.

Benefits of using Monique De Beer Physiotherapist

Relieving symptoms, but treating the
cause

Education in understanding your problem

Focus on prevention of future problems

Provide appropriate home exercise
program to facilitate self-management

Aim for an average of 3 treatments

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Support and Guarantee

I guarantee that I will use all my knowledge and experience responsibly towards achieving the best outcome for my patients. I am available to answer questions, upgrade exercise programs and just give general advice and support if patients, present or past, are unsure about managing their conditions.

Why use me?

Take a comprehensive history

Provide undivided attention for the duration of the treatment

Treat you as a whole person, not just a sum of symptoms

I believe in making a correct diagnosis

Referral to the appropriate specialist if needed

Know your injury