Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel

The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the hand just beyond the crease of your wrist. It is where the tendons that work your fingers to make a fist enters the hand.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the wrist that can cause numbness or tingling in the fingers. It is caused by compression of the median nerve which, with the tendons, passes through the carpal tunnel.
Treatment of severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome may require surgery to resolve, however more conservative treatment should be considered first.

It is important to know that there are other conditions such as hypertonic wrist flexors that can mimic the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Therefore, it is important to have a good examination and accurate diagnosis before agreeing to a treatment plan.

Our therapists are highly trained in the examination and diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome and other wrist & hand problems, so if you are suffering from wrist or hand pain give us a call.

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Do I need a GP referral?

Although we receive a number of GP referrals for clients, you can make an appointment directly by contacting Sheehan Physiotherapy Clinic on 021 4877959.

Where is the Clinic?

The Clinic is situated in Exchange House on Main Street Ballincollig. Directly opposite Downs Supervalu Supermarket. We are on the first floor and we have lift access if required.

What is the cost per visit?

We charge €50 per visit if you only require one visit per week. For additional visits in the same week we charge €40 per visit. We also offer very competitive club rates for members of sports clubs who use Sheehan Physiotherapy Clinic exclusively.

How long does a treatment take?

Each visit lasts for 40 minutes. However you might require 50 minutes on the first visit as we will take a full case history and carry out a detailed examination of the injury / condition.

What can you treat?

At the clinic we are experienced in the treatment of all muscular skeletal pain, whether caused by trauma, repetitive strain, wear-and-tear or without any obvious cause. We also carry out post operative rehabilitation. For athletes who don't have a specific injury at the moment, we provide sports massage treatments pre and post event, as well as maintenance programs to help avoid injury. If you are unsure if your painful condition / injury can be treated please contact us for advice.