Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Physiotherapy Treatment London at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia, Westminster SW1, Moorgate EC2 or Clapham SW4 with our MSK physiotherapist specialised in hand therapy & rehabilitation

Physiotherapist in London Specialised in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel

Our physiotherapist in London has experience in hand and arm therapy and can treat your carpal tunnel syndrome safely and effectively. New studies show that physiotherapy improves hand and wrist function and reduces pain from carpal tunnel syndrome as effectively as surgery, while being less invasive and requiring less time for rehabilitation.

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Carpal Tunnel syndrome in London, at Home or at the Practice

We offer treatment at your home, anywhere in London, so you don’t have to travel when you are in pain. However, we also offer treatment at two Light Centre practices in London, Light Centre Moorgate between Liverpool Street and Monument station EC2 and Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster near Victoria station SW1, as well as at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations SW4 near Battersea.

Physiotherapy Treatment in London for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in your arm is compressed at the wrist. Pressure on the nerve causes pain and weakness in the wrist and hand and numbness or tingling in some of the fingers, usually the thumb, index and middle fingers.

Physiotherapy has been proven to be a very effective way to treat carpal tunnel, in most cases just as efficient as surgery. Physical therapy should always be the first therapeutic option for almost all patients with this condition, before surgery is considered.

After a careful evaluation, our London physiotherapist will prescribe your treatment plan based on your specific case and needs. The programme will include

  • Exercises to increase muscle strength in your hand, fingers, and forearm
  • Stretching exercises to improve flexibility of your wrist, hand, and fingers
  • Education in wrist positions, posture, stretching while at work and how to use certain tools or items better so it doesn’t worsen your condition

Our aim is to reduce your symptoms to such a degree that you can use your hand and arm normally and be as functional as possible without surgery. In some cases where the symptoms are very severe and surgery is necessary, our physiotherapist can create a post-surgery rehabilitation programme for you in order to regain your muscle strength and flexibility in your hand and wrist.

Osteopathy can fasten the process, ease the pain and reduce the symptoms efficiently. If you wish to maximise the effect of physiotherapy our osteopath can team up with our physiotherapist to speed up the healing process.

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised

For appointment with our physiotherapist at home or in our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 :
0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

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More information About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The symptoms usually appear in the hand and wrist area, usually in your dominant hand. They tend to start gradually and worsen with time, the more you use your hand. The symptoms include:

  • Numbness or pain in the wrist and top of the hand
  • Tingling or “”pins-and-needles” sensation” in your thumb, index and middle fingers.
  • Difficulty gripping objects especially when you are tired and have been using your hand a lot
  • Stiffness in your fingers in the morning
  • Pain in your forearm

 

What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. It is a repetitive strain injury and it is caused by extreme wrist positions, intense finger use, or a lot of vibration in the hand and wrist for example from using power tools, or driving. It is common amongst people who work in assembly lines, people who operate heavy machinery or office workers who type for several hours a day. It can also affect pregnant women or women who have just given birth, due to hormonal changes, with no other evident cause.

There is no known way to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are ways to protect your hands and wrists.

  • Take frequent breaks at work
  • Maintain a neutral wrist position
  • Improve your posture
  • Reduce force when performing work
  • Adjust your work area, for example by using tools with larger grips or wrists supports for your keyboard and mouse
  • Use a wrist splint at night