Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common median nerve entrapment syndrome. The most common symptoms include tingling, numbness or pain into the distribution of the median nerve (thumb, index finger, middle finger and lateral half of ring finger) and pain in the wrist or hand.

Others include night pain and a feeling of hand swelling. There are various causes of carpal tunnel which is usually associated with any condition that causes pressure on the median nerve along its length from the neck to the forearm and wrist. The most often associated site of injury is at the wrist where the median nerve travels underneath the carpal tunnel to supply the hand. Treatment of this condition usually involves a combination of many therapies including Active Release Techniques (nerve protocols), Functional Range Release, physiotherapy, night splints, acupuncture, nutritional advice, kinesiotaping and chiropractic care.