Remedial Massage For Carpal Tunnel
In the past decade our remedial massage therapists have seen more and more cases of carpal tunnel syndrome in our Melbourne clinic. The carpal tunnel is a path through the wrist that holds vital structures such as the median nerve, arteries, veins and tendons. Carpal tunnel is a disorder in the wrist and hand caused by impingement of your median nerve as it passes through the wrist. Some symptoms include pins and needles, numbness, and fairly severe pain. Any actions that cause inflammation and swelling in the wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, including repetitive movements and arthritis.
Remedial Massage Treatment
As well as treatment, rest periods from aggravating factors is crucial. Education and understanding of the things that will benefit and aggravate the symptoms is vital as the things you can do at work and home are equally as important to the remedial massage and other techniques we can provide in the clinic. Remedial massage is beneficial for most carpal tunnel sufferers especially in the early stages of the syndrome. We will use remedial massage techniques to loosen the muscles of the forearm and hand to reduce pressure on the tendons running through the carpal tunnel.
If the issue has been caused by work, we can provide an ergonomic assessment of your workplace and work habits to show you ways to better use your body and reduce the likelihood of the symptoms recurring. Mild to moderate sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome have a very good chance of full recovery from treatment, including remedial massage, dry needling and exercise/stretch programs. Most sufferers see results from treatment within the first three months.
If you would like to talk to one of our remedial massage therapists in the Melbourne clinic feel free to give us a call.
Melbourne Natural Therapies
Remedial Massage | Myotherapy
03 9645 9923