Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Woman holding painful Wrist/HandWhat is it? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve at the wrist.

Common Cause: Repetitive movements of the wrist (carpal bones) or injury to the wrist.

Common Symptoms: Pain, numbness, tingling and/or burning in the hands and fingers.

How can Physiotherapy help? It can reduce pain, improve wrist movement and regain function.

What to expect during treatment: Wrist mobilising, stretching and swelling reduction techniques. The physiotherapist will also assess the neck to look for signs that it is involved in the condition.

What can you do to help yourself? Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate and keep the wrist moving.

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Lewis Payne

Lewis graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Physiotherapy, worked as Sheffield F.C.’s first team Physiotherapist, and now runs a leading-edge private clinic in Sheffield. With over ten years of experience, he specialises in manual therapy, advanced technological treatments, and exercise-based approaches, focusing on spinal and joint conditions, sports injuries, and specifically complex spinal issues like disc pathology and scoliosis. Lewis leads in IDD Therapy, performing over 6000 treatments, offers MRI referrals and reviews, and employs a holistic treatment philosophy viewing the body as a Tensegrity structure. He excels in postural analysis, soft tissue release techniques, and prescribes biomechanical corrective exercises to enhance natural movement.