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Experience the latest in carpal tunnel treatment innovation

We have extensive experience in carpal tunnel treatment and repetitive strain injuries (RSI) for wrist, hand, thumb, and finger pain. If you use a computer or are in a job where you use your hands a lot, you may find yourself experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in your life.

Your carpal tunnel is a channel located on the underside of your wrist. Your carpal tunnel encloses tendons used to move your wrist and fingers. Since many tendons run through your carpal tunnel, any internal inflammation may cause a squeezing of the large median nerve. This leads to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hand therapy for carpal tunnel tends to start with conservative to more invasive treatment like cortisone injections and surgery.

However, we have natural, non-invasive carpel tunnel treatments that have helped clients for almost 2 decades in our  Sydney CBD clinic.

Non-surgical Carpal Tunnel Treatment With a Difference

Initial carpal tunnel treatment usually involves applying ice packs, taking anti-inflammatory medication, and resting. More importantly, if repetitive actions are causing your pain, reduce these motions, and take rest breaks.

If your carpal tunnel syndrome results from a repetitive strain injury (RSI), we use Active Release Technique ®. 

For chronic carpal tunnel treatment, we use a new technology called Shock Wave Therapy (SWT). It works by sending sound waves (not ultrasound or electrical) into the affected area to stimulate your healing process.

In chronic or long-lasting carpal tunnel pain, your thumb muscles may deteriorate. Your median nerve may also become permanently damaged. It’s best to seek carpal tunnel treatment at the earliest sign of symptoms as nerve damage is irreversible.

We also provide post-surgery carpal tunnel treatment. Come and see us about 6-8 weeks post surgery. This gives your body time to heal and reduce inflammation.

What are Carpal Tunnel Symptoms?

Carpal tunnel symptoms usually start in the forearm or hand and may progress through the upper arm to the shoulder and into the paraspinal muscles. These muscles are located along your back, next to your spine. Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

Muscles tighten excessively or fatigue easily during activity.

Numbness, soreness, or pain in the affected area.

Tingling, burning or feeling “pins and needles” in your hand, fingers, and/or thumbs.

Muscle weakening and you might find yourself dropping things.

Carpal tunnel symptoms last for short bursts of time.
Wrist pain that is worse at night and/or early in the morning.
Wrist pain improves while using your hands but comes back later in the day.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

While there are a number of causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, some examples include the following:

Rheumatoid arthritis in your wrist joint.

Pregnancy due to fluid retention pressing on the median nerve. Symptoms usually disappear soon after pregnancy.

Genetics as some people are born with a smaller carpal tunnel.

Repetitive strain from repeatedly moving your hands and/or wrists in the same manner over a period of time. Many people get carpal tunnel syndrome from the way they use their mobile phone, tablet, computer, mouse or work with tools. In these cases, pressure applied to the wrist causes inflammation of tendons and impacts the median nerve.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment References

1 Leahy PM Improved Treatments for Carpal Tunnel and Related Syndromes, 1994

Active Release Techniques®

Active Release Technique (A.R.T ®) is our soft tissue treatment of choice. It is a medically patented therapy specifically designed for repetitive strain and overuse injuries by breaking up scar tissue – the likely root cause of a soft tissue injury.

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Shock Wave Therapy (SWT)

Shock Wave therapy is a new leading treatment for acute pain, chronic pain and trigger point management. It uses a high intensity sound wave (not ultrasound or electrical shock) to interact with the tissues of the body. It is also non-invasive and research-backed.

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Chiropractic Treatment

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to gradually restore the spine and joints to their natural position and motion, thus improving posture, nervous system function, spine function and overall health. It is a safe, natural and effective form of health care.

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