Are you suffering with pins and needles, numbness or painful wrists? Do you live in Oxfordshire? For those of you who are not familiar with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, this article will explain some of the symptoms and causes and how Kennington Osteopathic Practice in Oxford can help. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an entrapment of the median nerve. When this nerve becomes entrapped it can cause symptoms such as tingling, numbness and pain in the hand and wrist area.
The median nerve also helps to control the movement in the thumb and some of the fingers so these are the areas of the upper body most commonly affected. However, in advanced cases the symptoms can spread to the forearm, causing more pain and discomfort.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is fairly common. People who carry out a lot of repetitive actions are more prone to this condition. For instance, people who spend a lot of time typing, working at a till or baking can be prone to this condition. Paul Hollywood, the baker now best known for his appearances on the Great British Bake Off, recently revealed that he has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome due to the years he has spent rolling out dough.
Self-Help for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If your work involves repetitive actions then wearing a splint might be advisable to provide support to the wrist area and help to prevent the muscles from becoming over used.
Addressing postural issues that can put an additional strain on the upper body is also a wise idea. A qualified osteopath can offer advice on how correct posture can go some way to preventing or managing the symptoms of CTS; they can also help to ease other posture related problems such as lower back pain, shoulder pain etc.
Osteopathy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
According to studies, Osteopathy can be invaluable for helping patients to manage –diagnose – and reduce symptoms in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. An Osteopath can carry out an examination and help to locate exactly where the entrapment has occurred.
Osteopathy might be a preferred treatment for many as it is non-invasive and treatments for nerve entrapments can be pretty limited. To find out how Osteopathy can help you manage your carpal tunnel in Oxford, visit http://kenningtonosteo.co.uk/ or speak to Sophie Jones at the Kennington Osteopathic Practice,Oxford. Sophie can be contacted on 07787404419 or use the online submission form: http://kenningtonosteo.co.uk/contact/.