Manual Therapy Can Change the Carpal Tunnel

Compression of your carpal tunnel can lead to wrist pain and numbness, which is known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). A recent study investigated the dimensional changes of the carpal tunnel during manual mobilisation of the carpal joints, a therapy often performed by Osteopaths in the management of CTS. Using ultrasound, investigators measured the carpal tunnel of 18 volunteers at rest and during manual mobilisation. They discovered that mobilisation led to significant increases in the dimensions of the carpal tunnel. Learn more about Osteopathy – treatment for spinal curvature.
Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, April 2018