Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

The main nerve to you hand is called the median nerve.

The median nerve and finger tendons pass through a narrow opening at the wrist joint called the Carpal tunnel.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve becomes compressed, causing:


-Pain and numbness in the fingers , thumb,or hand, sometimes radiating up the arm.


  • A feeling of weakness in the hand.
  • Possibly a loss of feeling in some fingers.

Non drug treatments

Osteopathic Treatment should include:

  1. Reducing sympathetic tone to the upper extremity by correcting upper Thoracic and upper rib dysfunction.
  2. Removing cervical somatic dysfunction to improve brachial plexus function.
  3. Removing myofascial restriction in the upper extremity.
  4. Increasing space within the carpal tunnel using direct release techniques.