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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment In Chelmsford

Fast Effective Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Common causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

With a rise in the use of smartphones and electronic devices, carpal tunnel syndrome is on the rise. Here are the main causes.

  • Repetitive movements of the wrist and fingers: This can include activities such as typing, using a mouse or playing an instrument.
  • Poor posture: Maintaining an awkward position of the hands and wrists can put pressure on the median nerve.
  • Being overweight: Excess weight puts additional strain on your joints and muscles.
  • Injury: Injury to the wrist or a blow to the nerve can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Fluid retention during pregnancy: During pregnancy, women may experience fluid retention in their wrists, putting increased pressure on the median nerve.
  • Health conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid problems: These can impair circulation and cause swelling in the wrists. This can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Anatomy: People with smaller carpal tunnels may be at higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome due to increased pressure on the median nerve from ligaments or bones that are too close together.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome explained

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by the compression of the median nerve in the wrist area. This can cause pain, tingling, numbness and weakness in the fingers and hands. Women are more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome than men because of anatomical differences between genders such as narrower carpal tunnels in women.

Additionally, women are more likely to have certain risk factors such as fluid retention during pregnancy or certain health conditions like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, women commonly engage in activities that require repetitive movements of the wrists and fingers, which can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome over time.

How does an Osteopath treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. These include soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations and stretching exercises. Osteopathic treatment can help reduce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome by reducing the inflammation in the wrist area that is causing pressure on the median nerve.

Additionally, an osteopath may recommend lifestyle changes such as changing work posture, taking regular breaks and improving ergonomics in order to reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Osteopaths may also provide advice on exercises that can help strengthen the muscles around the wrist area and improve flexibility. These treatments should be combined with rest, ice or heat therapy and medications prescribed by a doctor for best results.

How long does it typically take to recover from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The timeline for recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome depends on the severity of your symptoms and the treatments you use. Mild cases may be relieved within a few weeks with the help of lifestyle changes, splints, or wrist braces.

It's important to be patient while recovering from carpal tunnel syndrome and remember that everyone's recovery time is different.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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