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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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by | Oct 14, 2021

We Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Dublin, Ireland

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating condition. It is caused by compression of the median nerve that passes through the wrist which can lead to numbness, pain, and weakness in the hand.

In this blog post, I will discuss carpal tunnel, how it is caused, and how we treat it at Dublin Physio & Chiropractic.

Dublin Physio & Chiropractic is a physiotherapy and chiropractic practice located in Dublin, Ireland. Our team is experts in orthopedic conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome. We use a combination of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment to help relieve carpal tunnel syndrome, while also working on preventing it from reoccurring in the future.

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

There are many causes that lead to carpal tunnel syndrome but one of the most common is prolonged repetitive movements or activities where you use your wrist. This can include typing on a computer, or hairdressing, carpal tunnel syndrome is often called ‘repetitive strain injury.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel are usually felt in the wrist and hand. They might affect your fingers too but this depends on which nerve is compressed. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include pain at night that wakes you up, a tingling sensation in your thumb and the first two fingers of your hand as well as numbness or weakness.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the carpal tunnel which is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of your wrist. All tendons and ligaments in this area pass through the carpal tunnel while it’s surrounded by muscles that control movements of your thumb, fingers, and forearm. The median nerve also passes through the carpal tunnel to provide feeling to these areas so when it’s compressed carpal tunnel syndrome can occur.

How We Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Dublin, Ireland

We use a wide of evidence-based and innovative treatment options. All of our treatment programs of goal and client-orientated. Carpal tunnel, like any nerve-related condition, can be quite frustrating and even debilitating, so the first step is it reduces symptoms, and then we will look at modifying the cause, and increasing strength, physical threshold, and resilience to prevent future injury.

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We use a combination of physiotherapy care, chiropractic care, laser therapy, exercise therapy, and core strengthening.

How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapy treatment is really important for carpal tunnel syndrome because it involves skilled assessment and hands-on therapies to restore mobility, improve strength, reduce pain, increase your range of motion as well as enhancing function in the wrist.

We’ll help you to restore your carpal tunnel, and to increase your strength. We’ll also teach you how to move in a way that reduces strain on the carpal tunnel because if it’s not treated correctly you can re-develop carpel tunnel syndrome so completing treatment is really important.

Laser Therapy For Carpal Tunnel

Laser therapy is a great treatment option for reducing symptoms related to carpal tunnel. Laser therapy works in a similar way to a graded-loading program, it promotes the body’s natural healing processes through light therapy. It works on a cellular level to increase mitochondrial density and ATP (energy) production in the cells of muscles, ligaments, tendons, or even bone, nerves, or blood vessels.

  • Reduces pain.
  • Reduces numbness and tingling.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Reduces swelling.

Laser therapy is pain-free and each session only needs to last 15-20 to be effective. Our clients also find the warmth from the laser relaxing and smoothing.

Exercise Therapy For Carpal Tunnel

At Dublin Physio & Chiropractic we believe that exercise therapy is a very important part of carpel tunnel treatment because it rebuilds strength, movement, and function while also reducing your pain. Not only that, but exercise therapy also promotes the body’s natural healing processes and promotes the rebuilding of new and organized tissue fibers within the ligament, tendon, or muscles that have been damaged due to a sports injury or repetitive strain injury.

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Core Strengthening For Carpal Tunnel

A strong core is really important for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment because it helps to reduce the strain on the carpal tunnel. Core strengthening exercises will help you develop a stronger and more stable spine which can also improve balance, coordination, and function of wrist muscles.

What Can Chiropractic Help With?

Chiropractic treatment can also help carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractors are experts in restoring movement of the spine and extremities, which is really important for carpal tunnel because it helps to reduce pressure on your wrist. We’ll work with you to restore mobility as well as balance, coordination, and strength throughout your upper body so you can get back to your daily activities and prevent carpel tunnel from coming back.

How Can I Prevent Future Issues with My Carpal Tunnel?

It’s really important to complete treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome because it can re-occur if you don’t get the correct advice or help when dealing with this condition. That’s why we recommend carpal tunnel physiotherapy and carpal tunnel chiropractic management.

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Contact Dublin Physio & Chiropractic Today!

We’re carpal tunnel physiotherapy and carpel carpal chiropractic clinic located in Dublin, Ireland with extensive experience treating patients to help relieve their symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and preventing it from coming back.

We offer carpal tunnel physiotherapy, carpel carpal chiropractic management, and more to help you get back on track so please contact us today!

We use an integrative framework, a consolidation of innovative treatment options to achieve long-term success for our clients, whatever their goal may be.

References

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28846321/

[2] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10573597/

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