Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tingling and pain down the arm and into the wrist / fingers are symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Therefore…….

All tingling and pain down the arm into the wrist / fingers is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

True or False?

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Self Care - Reasons to do rehab

Reasons to do rehab….1.2.3!

Reasons to do rehab…1.2.3!

You’ve had this nagging pain in your back/neck/shoulders/knees (delete as appropriate), it’s been going on for maybe days/weeks/months or even years and you’ve had enough. You decide to take control and do something about it. So you make an excellent decision and book in for a massage. Awesome!

Acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy etc are also awesome choices but I’m going to stick to talking about my area of expertise.

You go for treatment and probably at least on some level you’re hoping you’re going to walk out of the clinic and all the pain/tension will have vanished, never to return…………. so long, sayonara!

Now I’m not saying this can’t happen, depending on your condition and how long you’ve had it you may very well be one of the lucky ones who just needs an hours session. For the majority of people however, a treatment plan is going to be required, sadly you can’t undo weeks/months/years of pain and tension in an hour.

I digress…………..

You go for your treatment, you have a full consultation where your therapist asks questions about your medical history, lifestyle and pain condition. They assess your range of motion and discuss the outcome you would like to achieve. You have a kick ass treatment and feel loads better than when you walked in. In your head you’re just going to book your next session and get on with your day, then your massage therapist tells you they want you to do homework!!!

“What!!! I didn’t sign up for this. I came here to get fixed!”

Now bear with me. There is method to this madness.

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