Hand & Wrist Pain Treatment Diamond Creek, Eltham, St Helena, Greensborough, Hurstbridge
Symmetree Osteopathy offers quality care to local residents in Diamond Creek & surrounding areas including Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Eltham North, Panton Hill, St Andrews, Doreen, Nutfield, Cottlesbridge, St Helena, Eltham and Greensborough.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the medium nerve gets compressed at the wrist because of swelling, and you may feel tingling, burning, aching or numbness in your palm, wrist, thumb or fingers. Pain can shoot up to your elbow and your thumb muscle may become weak, making it difficult to grasp things.
Repetitive movements can cause swelling such as using the computer keyboard, playing netball or writing.
Carpal tunnel can also be due to pregnancy, menopause, diabetes, gout, under active thyroid or rheumatoid arthritis.
Wrist pain treatment & other methods used to treat carpal tunnel include resting your hands on their sides and not the wrists, over the counter pain medications, using typing pads, wearing wrist splints, or applying warm or cold compressions a few times a day.
If you cannot move your wrist, are bleeding significantly, have a fever or rash or you have had a recent infection or virus and your wrist is swelling, contact our osteopaths as soon as possible.