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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Suffering wrist pain?

It could be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome generally affects middle aged women in their dominant hand. It presents with wrist pain along with pins and needles and numbness in the fingers (usually the index, middle and side of the ring finger).

The cause is compression of the medial nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist. The tunnel allows tendons, blood vessels and nerves to pass from the forearm to the hand. Excess inflammation or fluid in the tunnel impacts on blood flow and nerve signalling causing pain and paraesthesia, and can eventually lead to weakness and muscle wasting of some hand and wrist muscles. 

So who is most at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome?

- women between the ages 40 - 60 years

- people whose jobs require repetitive use of the wrist 

- pregnant women

- certain inflammatory arthritic conditions

- people who have had prior arm or wrist injuries such as sprains or fractures

Our myotherapists can assist in the treatment, management and recovery of carpal tunnel syndrome. Call our clinic to have your wrist pain assessed. 

 

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Melbourne certified Blackroll trainers celebrating completing the course!