Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome affect the nerve (median nerve) that runs through the wrist into the hand. A compression or irritation of the nerve generally causes numbness, pins and needles, pain and burning sensation around the palm of the hand and fingers. In some cases the muscle (thenar eminence) that draws your thumb across towards you little finger can reduce in size. This condition commonly affects middle aged ladies, people who have had a previous wrist injury and those who have diabetes, thyroid conditions and late stage pregnancy. Physiotherapists are able to diagnose this condition and provide you treatment and strategies to manage the symptoms. If the symptoms are not improving physiotherapists will be able to refer on to the appropriate service for further treatment