Do you find your hand and wrist sore at the end of the working day? Strange sensations in your fingers, weakness or numbness? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition that often affects manual workers and people with desk based occupations. It is caused by repetitive movements and positions that result in a tightening of a sheath across the palm side of your wrist. This compresses a nerve and can result in pain and numbness to the fingers as well gripping weakness in some cases. A period of physiotherapy will in most cases resolve the problem. However in the minority of cases surgical release may be required. Carpal Tunnel can become a long standing a debilitating condition if left untreated. Get it fixed, get it sorted!
Some easy tips to help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
- Typing is a key risk factor for the development of carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Have a look at these illustrations and the importance of hand position and prevent carpal tunnel from affecting you.
To learn more about Wrist pain, please contact Jack at Hinterland Physio on ph. 4972 5155, or request and appointment.