This is Joanna from Cram Osteopaths and today we’re going to talk about carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’ve got carpal tunnel syndrome, it’s very likely you’ve got pain in the wrist and the hand and maybe some tingling. You may also get some pain coming into the forearm and in some cases up through the upper arm and your neck.
When you come and see us at Cram Osteopaths, we’ll help diagnose this. Sometimes it may be necessary to also refer you on for nerve conduction tests, just to see at what stage that carpal tunnel syndrome is.
In a non-complicated case we can do manual treatment using nice osteopathic mobilizations and movement of the joints,also treating the upper limb, neck and upper back, but what we also do at Cram Osteopaths is we use focus and radial shockwave and that is this unit here. So I’m just going to show you a tiny bit of what happens in a short quick treatment. In this case, we are treating the right wrist. All that happens is we put a little bit of gel onto the wrist, it can take some time to go through the process. It’s a little bit noisy and we check how the patient is the whole time.
Usually with Shockwave we look at a course of around five treatments to get really good clinical results. As well as doing shockwave and manual osteopathic treatment, it is very likely that one of our Osteopaths will give some nice, easy exercises to do, to release the tension in the wrist, upper limb, neck and upper back.
So if you’re suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome and nothing else has helped you so far, get in touch with us at Cram Osteopaths and we’ll have a look and see what we can do to get you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.