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Carpal Tunnel Remedial Massage Treatments

Your carpal tunnel is the passage that goes from your forearm through your wrist to the palm of your hand. About the same width as your thumb, this narrow canal contains nine tendons and one nerve. If that median nerve gets pinched in the tunnel, it could be by swelling from a wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, thyroid problems, obesity, menopause, diabetes, and other risk factors 

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by inflammation or entrapment of the median nerves within the carpal tunnel of the inside of the wrist. The symptoms can include pain, numbness and tingling in the hand, thumb, wrist, and forearm. It may also include difficulty grasping or carrying objects. The pain may be worse in the evening and interrupt sleep.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often associated with long-term repetitive motions or strain, such as working at a computer or assembly line for hours at a stretch. However, genetics such as hereditary small carpal tunnels and diseases such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may also contribute to the symptoms.

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME MASSAGE

Massage therapy for carpal tunnel is the most non-invasive, cost-efficient, and effective long-term treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Remedial massage therapy will address the pain and numbness by softening and lengthening the muscles and fascia of the neck, shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.

During a remedial massage session to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, the therapist will use comprehensive deep tissue work that will help to release adhesions, trigger points, and tension in the soft tissue of the shoulder, arm, wrist, and hand.

What are the symptoms of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome? 

  • Numbness, tingling, burning, and pain primarily in the fingers. Tingling sensations may also be felt traveling up the forearm, toward the shoulder.
  • Occasional shock-like sensations felt in the fingers
  • Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
  • Difficulty in performing simple tasks like buttoning shirts. This is due to weakness and clumsiness in the hand. You may also drop things often
  • Loss of awareness of your hand’s position and movement, medically called ‘proprioception.’

Regular Remedial Massage Therapy Can Help Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

In a nutshell, massage reduces the pressure on the median nerve, by softening and lengthening the surrounding the tissue. This happens mostly due to the improved circulation in the neck, shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand.

If you suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, opt for ‘Deep Tissue Massage ‘This is a 60–90-minute full body massage with a special emphasis on Carpel Tunnel Syndrome affected area.  The therapist applies intense pressure to specific points in the areas hand, targeting tense muscles and tissues within the skin.

Carpal Tunnel Relief And Prevention

Our body posture and repetitive behaviours are usually the cause of both Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Modifications in your daily routines can help prevent future issues. Be sure to consult your medical doctor before starting any type of exercise or therapy program. Here are some tips to get started:

  • Avoid keeping your wrists in the same position for more than 30 minutes at a time.
  • Move your entire body as much and as often as you can at work.
  • Avoid slouching, as it strains the neck and shoulders affecting your wrists and hands.
  • Stretch your pectoral muscles several times a day by grasping your wrists behind your back and holding for 30-60 seconds.
  • Do deep shoulder shrugs by bringing your shoulders to your ears and back down in circular motions.
  • Massage your own arms, wrists, hands, and fingers to improve your circulation.
  • Don’t let one hand overcompensate for the other, use them evenly.
  • Maintain the correct posture while sitting at your desk.
  • Keep your forearms level with the keyboard while typing.
  • Avoid bending your wrists or performing repetitive motions for long periods of time.
  • Wearing a wrist splint while typing can ensure that your wrists remain level and relieve pressure on your median nerve.
  • Getting regular monthly remedial massages can help to treat neck and shoulder pain and will reduce the strain you put on your wrists at work.
During your visit your condition will be assessed and steps taken to assist with your rehabilitation. After the session FREE muscle stretching sheets can be provided to assist with healing your injury. It is recommended that you continue these exercises at home to speed up the healing process. To book in for a session, please call Jade Tran on 0425 444 304. I hope you found the article helpful in further understanding your symptoms. Any opinions expressed within my articles/blog are from my personal perspective, not that of my Professional Associations / Educational Institutions
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