The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand/wrist, which houses the median nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed leading to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).
It is not uncommon to have more than one problem in the body simultaneously. This surprises many people but as osteopaths, this is actually something we see very often. This is good news for patients, who may find resolution to several persistent problems. However, the key is finding the primary problem.
Discover how you can improve posture and avoid injury at work with our workstation ergonomics questionnaire. In order to assess whether your workstation is set up correctly, please answer the questions as accurately and honestly as possible. In a ergonomically correct work environment, all questions should be answered in the affirmative. If the reply to any of these questions is no, action should be taken to optimise your workstation and avoid any possible office-related injuries before they arise. You may be able to do this yourself or with the help of your manager, union or health and safety representative.
Did you know that cranial osteopathy for treating colic in babies can be an effective treatment? As well as this, it can be used in a number of other conditions. This article by Liz Neale, originally published on the Daily Mail Online in June 2011, highlights some of the benefits of cranial osteopathy.