On this page, our Physiotherapists at Pure have worked collaboratively to compile a series of exercise rehabilitation plans which we recommend performing at home for help with your recovery.
The exercises are categorised in to different stages based on the current symptoms you are experiencing and the level of progress you have made in your recovery and rehabilitation journey.
The early programme is designed to maintain flexibility of the soft tissues in the wrist and forearm coupled with increasing median nerve mobility through the affected arm. In the intermediate plan, the focus shifts to firmer stretches for the soft tissues which flex the wrist to improve flexibility. Finally, the advanced programme comprises of two challenging exercises which will load the affected structures in the wrist and forearm to improve resilience and build strength.
For more information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome click this link. We explain how the condition can arise, other factors which could play a role in the development, how rehabilitation and the use of a splint can help, and, additional resources.
Please click here to be re-directed to our YouTube channel playlist for video demonstrations of each exercise recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome. Ensure you pay attention to the specific level of the exercises you have been prescribed (early, intermediate or advanced) and view only those videos so that you perform the correct exercises.
Although these exercises are recommended by us, we advise that you liaise with your Physiotherapist before attempting any exercises you have not been recommended.
If you experience continual worsening of pain/symptoms whilst performing any prescribed exercises, we recommended that you stop and contact your Physiotherapist.