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Understanding carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome: painful nerve compression

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterised by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.

 

It occurs when the median nerve - which runs from the neck, down the arm to the hand - is compressed as it travels through the wrist.

 

This condition can be particularly challenging for those who perform repetitive hand movements, like typing or keyboard use, in their daily work.

 

While medical treatments like splints and medications are common, they often provide only temporary relief.

 

Severe presentations can be treated with a operation at the wrist, however this can leave internal scar tissue which can case further problems.

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Home remedies for carpel tunnel syndrome

Treating carpal tunnel syndrome at home

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Wrist Splints

There are many different versions of wrist splints for treating carpal tunnel syndrome, from soft splits that provide support and compression to splints with a metal or hard plastic strip that runs along the base of the split to hold the wrist and hand in a neutral position. These ca be useful, especially at night, but they don't resolve the issue. 

Hand and Wrist Exercises
These are often prescribed by physiotherapists with the aim of resolving the issue before further intervention. They can offer some relief, and even strengthen the arm and wrist too, but the effects can be limited.

Over-the-counter Pain Relievers

Medication - whether that's anti-inflammatories or simple analgesics - can offer temporary relief that allow activities to continue, but they are rarely a long term solution. 

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Further help for carpal tunnel syndrome

Seeking professional help for carpal tunnel syndrome

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A diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome can be scary for people who perform active jobs or work in a role that require lots of typing or keyboard work, so using home remedies to try to resolve the situation first is understandable.

 

If you're finding that home remedies aren't cutting it for your carpal tunnel syndrome, it might be time to see a professional like myself.

At my private soft tissue clinic in Red Lodge, in rural Suffolk near Bury Saint Edmunds, Mildenhall and Newmarket, I regularly see people diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. 

 

My treatment approach, which includes specialised massage and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, works both the median nerve and the surrounding muscles to help resolve the pain at the wrist. 

So if you're struggling with wrist pain, it's time to get in touch and find out how I can help you!

I know it's difficult to know who to trust.
So here's what my clients say about me.

I had contacted Melody because I had neck pain then had appointment, we discuss all details where my necks have started hurt.. then she gave my neck a deep muscle massage and in end it was worth and my neck isn’t in pain anymore!

Highly recommending Melody!

Satisfied client Gemma Head

Melody was fantastic with me.

 

As an equestrian I have a few injuries over the years and melony managed to release alot of tention and pain from an old injury.

 

Definitely recommend and sure I will be back for another treatment soon

Satisfied client Becky Ford

Fantastic treatment, really targeted my problem in a way other professionals have not and achieved much more success too.

 

Melody is very knowledgeable and her customer service is excellent.

 

Highly recommended.

Satisfied client Jo Glynn

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