Emma Klijn, owner of Nailsea Physio, discusses the treatments available
Are you experiencing tingling or numbness in the middle of your hand and fingers especially during the night? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity, affecting 2% to 5% of the population, usually involving compression of the median nerve in the wrist region. The prevalence is higher in women than in men, and most commonly the disease onset occurs in the age range between 30 and 60 years. The dominant hand is generally most affected, but it can occur in both hands in up to 50% of cases. The incidence of CTS is higher in individuals whose professional activity involves repetitive movements or wrist overload.
Physiotherapy can help manage and improve this condition through prescription of splints, specialist exercises and even taping or acupuncture. At Nailsea Physio, we can also ensure that the issue truly is coming from your wrist and not higher up, say the shoulder or neck, that way targeting the true cause. Book online now at www.nailseaphysio.com or give us a call on 01275 219948.