Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & RSI

Carpel tunnel syndrome is a common condition which responds very well to the correct soft-tissue treatment, but unfortunately very few individuals have the correct advice & treatment. Many carpal tunnel sufferers are advised they ‘need’ an operation to fix the problem, when usually this is not the case and the condition will quickly benefit from hands-on treatment. Those who do have the operation often find the symptoms begin to re-appear a year or two later or they get scar tissue problems from the operation itself. Other sufferers may get massage or manipulation on the wrists and forearm but to get decent, lasting results it is essential to incorporate myofascial techniques on the wrist together with mobilisations, massage and stretching. Treatment releases tight forarm muscles, loosens up the carpel bones and releases tight fascia and ligaments around the carpel bones to ease pressure on the nerves, tendons and blood vessels passing through the ‘carpal tunnel’.

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can occur in many areas of the body but is most commonly used to refer to chronic pain conditions in the arms due to overuse (eg. sports, typing, manual work) including tennis/golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuromuscular pain, DeQuervain’s syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome. Treatment varies according to the type of RSI being addressed but usually involves deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and advanced stretching.

Alton Advanced Bodywork is Kipp Clark; an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist and specialist in Chronic Pain Treatment who treats clients in Alton, Fleet, Hampshire and Surrey.

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