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Wrist Treatment - Birmingham, West Midlands

Carpal Tunnel

There is a nerve that passes through the wrist called the median nerve. This nerve can become compressed and cause pain and numbness in the thumb and fingers. The most common cause of this injury is due to a repetitive activity like operating a keyboard for a prolonged period of time. Other possible causes may be fluid retention in pregnancy or the menopause, trauma to the wrist causing swelling like fractures or rheumatoid arthritis.

Physiotherapy for this condition aims to reduce the pain and numbness and help you to return to your normal day to day activities. Physiotherapy treatment at City Physio Clinics may include:

  • Advice on what activities to avoid allowing the structures affected to rest.
  • Advice about splints
  • Heat and Ice therapy
  • Specific home exercise programmes

Osteoarthritis

Known as ‘wear and tear’ of the joint, osteoarthritis can be caused by repetitive strain on the joints from everyday activities. Symptoms may include; stiffness, pain, reduced range of movement and swelling.

A Physiotherapist at City Physio Clinics will assess your affected joints for pain, range of movement, muscle strength and stability and devise a specific treatment plan to help you manage your pain. Typical treatments may include:

  • Heat
  • Acupuncture
  • Active range of movement exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Advice on general exercise to maintain function