A combination of manual therapy and exercises as good as surgery for Carpal Tunnel
in Some recent research published by Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy suggests that a combination of neck and median nerve manual therapy techniques alongside stretches at home has as good an effect on carpal tunnel syndrome pain and associated grip weakness as surgery...and the benefits start sooner. In this instance the manual therapists were physiotherapists but we osteopaths take a similar approach and I have had excellent results with patients with this problem. Click here for the article in Arthritis Digest.
ps I am till working on my articles about the sacroiliac joint. It is a complicated beast!
Pic citation Blausen.com staff (2014). "Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014". WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 2002-4436. - Own work
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Damian is the principal osteopath at Vauxhall Village Osteopathy and Oval Osteopathy