Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Pathology

The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist which allows the tendons of the wrist to run to through to the fingers and hand. The Median Nerve, which provides feeling and movement to the thumb side of the hand (the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and thumb side of the ring finger) also, runs through this tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by increased pressure in the tunnel due to any swelling or inflammation, causing compression of the Median Nerve in the wrist.

The condition is characterized by burning pain with numbness or pins and needles and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger. Other common symptoms include: weakness in one or both hands, weak grip, difficulty carrying objects and pain extending along the arm.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive movements or activities of the hand and wrist. This includes: office workers, sewing machinists, painters, writers and musicians.

Classification/Assessment

Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are trained in thoroughly assessing and diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries and conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. After a thorough history is taken, assessment includes specific tests and observations to identify the source of pain and any impairments which may contribute. Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists at Pro Physio SA are experienced in adopting and placing an emphasis on an evidence-based approach to patient treatment and management.

Treatment

Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may include: splinting, electrotherapy, stretches, activity modification and progressive strengthening exercises. At Pro Physio SA, our physiotherapists will discuss the condition with you and treat your condition based on the latest up-to-date research evidence. The rehabilitation and management plan will be individual and specific to you. We are also able to order an Xray or refer you to a doctor if need.

Appointments with one of our Physiotherapists can be requested by clicking here.

Kids Health Checks Available at Pro Health Care
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