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Nerve compression/ numbness in the hands

Posted 6th of November, 2015

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve compression that affects the hand and wrist. Symptoms usually include pins and needles, numbness and pain in the thumb, index and middle finger.

Nerves can also be compressed at other areas in the upper limb including the elbow, shoulder and neck.

We commonly treat nerve conditions and beneficial treatment can include splinting to rest the nerve, home exercise programs and activities to desensitise the nerve.

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