Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is due to a build up of pressure around the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the front of the wrist.  The Carpal tunnel is surrounded by eight bones at the back and a ligament at the front and has 8 tendons as well as the median nerve running through it.  Things can get a bit cramped and this puts pressure on the nerve.

Treatment may include:

  • Joint mobility of the wrist bones and surrounding joints
  • Releasing the ligament in front to release pressure on the nerve
  • Assess the neck and the whole pathway that the median nerve travels from neck to hand
  • Assessment of ergonomic factors at the worksite, home & car