Soft tissue massage to forearm muscles and wrist ligaments
A careful soft massage treats the inflammation, pain and numbness by softening the tense muscles and scare tissue, and lengthening the muscles in your hand, wrist, forearm, as well as surrounding areas such as your upper arm, shoulder and neck. Even though the pain or discomfort is experienced in the hand or forearm area, many patients have imbalances in other nearby muscles. As the nerve which provides the numb/tingling/pain sensation originates in the neck and shoulder, it’s important to treat the entire nerve.
Patients feel relief after their first session, however to achieve long term results we usually perform at least three sessions of massage.
Dry needling – Joint mobilization to the wrist and thumb
Dry needling can relieve the pressure on taut bands which are adding to the compression of the median nerve. This treatment adds strength to the supporting muscles which are compressing the nerves in your forearm and causing compression in your carpal tunnel. It also provides positive long term outcomes such as reduced pain, increase in strength and solving the problem which caused the underlying symptoms.