Recommended for typists, musicians, artists, and others whose work requires use of the hands, this series of sessions deals directly with hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow pain. Clients are also shown stretching and hydrotherapy treatments that they can perform on their own to relieve chronic pain. More…
Carpel tunnel syndrome is an impingement of the nerves running directly though the wrist bones. However, pain that shows up in hand, wrist, forearm, or elbow may originate with an impingement of the nerves anywhere in the arm, shoulder, or neck.
In the first session, I will assess if the pain is truly carpel tunnel syndrome or if the root impingement is actually higher up along the arm, shoulder, or neck. Then, starting with the root area, I'll work to open up the muscles that are pinching the nerves. I will also prescribe home hydrotherapy and stretching exercises that will help alleviate the problem.
Once the proper assessment has been made, treatment will continue until the client is free from chronic pain. The number of sessions will depend on the severity of the pain and the length of time the client has been in pain. Most clients will find immediate relief with their first session and long-term relief in 3 to 6 sessions with home therapy.