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Maroochydore

66 Maud St

Maroochydore QLD 4558

Coolum Beach

4/21 Birtwill St

Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Chiropractors for

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

on the Sunshine Coast

If you're experiencing numbness or tingling in your hand or wrist pain, you've come to the right place. With over 34 years of experience, our team of dedicated chiropractors is here to help you find relief and regain functionality in your hands and wrists.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and what causes it?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of your hand, is compressed at the wrist. Its symptoms include numbness, tingling and weakness in the fingers, hand and wrist.

Affecting 1 to 5% of people, it happens when we perform repetitive tasks with our hands and wrists, have wrist injuries, poor posture, certain conditions like arthritis, or even pregnancy. Left untreated, it can cause a lot of pain and limit your abilities on a daily basis.

Studies show that CTS is more common:

  • in females than males, with a 3:1 female-to-male ratio
  • in individuals who are obese, where the risk is doubled
  • in adults aged 40 to 60

Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of this condition by assessing and treating misalignments in the spine, neck, wrist and elbow that may contribute to nerve compression.

Hands of business woman holding her wrist in pain
Patient receiving wrist manipulation

How we treat this condition

Your chiropractor will develop a tailored treatment plan to alleviate your pain and improve the overall function of your wrist that may include the following treatments:

  • Spinal and Extremity Adjustments
  • Wrist Mobilisation
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Ergonomic Education
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Lifestyle Modifications
  • Nutritional Counselling
  • Bracing or Splinting Advice
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Monitoring and Follow-Up

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Diagnostic

Our doctors will diagnose the cause(s) of your carpal tunnel syndrome. During your initial consultation, they will take an in-depth medical history, perform a physical exam and may recommend a nerve conduction test.

Chiropractic Care

During your appointment, we will use techniques such as gentle spinal adjustments and wrist manipulation to reduce inflammation in the affected area, as well as other techniques such as soft tissue therapy and dry needling.

Advice

We will also give you personalised advice to help address your symptoms such as ergonomic advice, therapeutic exercises, lifestyle modifications and nutritional counselling. We may also prescribe supplements or further medical tests.

Why choose our team?

We are a multidisciplinary team of experienced chiropractors, with both female and male doctors available.
We love what we do and care deeply about our patients' wellbeing and happiness, some of which have been coming to us for decades.
We have two clinics, located in the heart of Maroochydore and Coolum Beach, open Monday to Saturday.
We are Bupa and Medibank preferred providers. We also accept Eftpos, Medicare, DVA and EPC.

Your questions, answered

How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers, as well as weakness in the hand.

Additionally, you might notice that your symptoms worsen at night or after using your hands for repetitive tasks, such as typing or using a mouse. The discomfort may also extend from the wrist up into the forearm. In more severe cases, you could experience a loss of grip strength and find it difficult to perform fine motor tasks, like buttoning a shirt or holding small objects. If you are experiencing these symptoms persistently, it is important to seek medical evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and discuss appropriate treatment options.


Early intervention can help prevent further nerve damage and improve your quality of life.

Can carpal tunnel syndrome go away on its own?

In some cases, carpal tunnel syndrome may improve with rest and conservative treatments, but if you have persistent symptoms you should see a professional.

What results can I expect from your team's care?

Our patients experience reduced pain, improved wrist function, and enhanced overall quality of life with consistent appointments.

Are chiropractic adjustments a permanent solution for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Chiropractic adjustments can provide significant relief, but depending on the cause and severity of your condition, ongoing care and lifestyle adjustments may be necessary to maintain results.

Is it safe to combine chiropractic care with other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes, chiropractic care can be safely combined with other treatments such as physical therapy and medication.

How does chiropractic care compare to surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and aim to address the root causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, often providing relief without the risks associated with surgery.

Is there a typical duration for a chiropractic session for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Our appointments run from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the severity of your condition.

Can I continue my daily activities during my treatment?

Yes, most patients can continue their daily activities with some modifications as recommended by their chiropractor.

When can I expect to see results?

Many of our patients experience improvement within a few sessions, though the duration varies depending on the severity of the condition.

Are chiropractic adjustments for carpal tunnel syndrome painful?

Chiropractic adjustments are typically gentle and aim to alleviate pain without causing discomfort.

How soon should I schedule an appointment with your team?

We offer flexible scheduling and strive to accommodate urgent cases as quickly as possible.

Do I need a referral from my GP to see your team for carpal tunnel syndrome?

No. As our chiropractors are primary health care practitioners, you do not need a referral to see us. Feel free to book an appointment or ask us any questions about chiropractic care for torticollis.

Does health insurance cover chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many health insurance plans cover chiropractic care. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Say goodbye to numbness and tingling