Hand & Wrist pain and Osteopathy

Osteopathy treatment for hand and wrist pain is an effective way get you out of pain and back doing the things you love. Below you can learn more about a common back condition that Osteopaths treat.

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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the is a pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel (a narrow passageway ). The median nerve controls the movement and sensation of the first 3 fingers and thumb. Carpal tunnel symptoms can include tingling and numbness of the affected fingers and loss of strength and grip. Carpal tunnel syndrome commonly affect pregnant women, or those who jobs involve operating vibrating machinery.

    Osteopathy can help with carpal tunnel syndrome using a variety of techniques to reduce the pressure on the nerve in the carpal tunnel.

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    Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

    RSI a term used to describe pain felt in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves caused by overuse and repetitive movements causing pain, tenderness and stiffness in the affected area.

    Your osteopath can help to gain an understanding of the mechanism of injury and advise on how to adapt this, aswell as reduce the pain experienced.

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    Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

    Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a condition causing swelling of the tendon and sheaths around the thumb and wrist. The increase in swelling can place pressure on surrounding nerves. The condition commonly affects people whos hobbies or job requires repetitive hand or wrist motions, alternatively if you are pregnant or suffer with arthritis.

    Your Osteopath can help with this comditons through using a variety of techniques, from soft tissue release to shockwave therapy , dependant on what your Osteopath feels is appropriate for you, and offer advice on how to on movements to avoid in the short term whilst you recover.

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