Are you in pain? Wrist Pain & RSI

Wrist Pain and RSI: Causes & Recommended Treatment


Treatment Recommended: Chiropractic, PhysiotherapyMassage Therapy


Treatment for Wrist pain and RSI: The House Clinics Physiotherapy, Bristol


Carpel Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones found at the base of the hand, through which the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers run through.

You could be at more risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome if your job involves heavy keyboard work or hand-intensive jobs like carpentry, sewing, or manual labour. A previous injury, such as a wrist fracture, can also narrow the carpal tunnel and irritate the nerve.


Symptoms can include:

  • Numbness, itching, tingling in the hand and/or the fingers, and sometimes travelling up the arm.
  • Tenderness and pain in the hand.
  • Shock-like feeling, coming and going in your thumb and fingers (not the little finger)
  • Some people experience weakness too.


Treatment will often include:

Physical therapy to alleviate the pain and immediate symptoms, an exercise programme to build strength and improve functionality, as well as the use of a wrist brace to support the carpal tunnel.


RSI causes and treatment: Physiotherapy, The House Clinics, Bristol


RSI: Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), is the term given for the pain and discomfort felt in the muscles, nerves, and tendons due to repetitive movement and overuse, usually of the upper limbs of the body: Forearms, wrist and fingers. Constant repetition of the same movements can cause inflammation and damage to the soft tissues. 


Symptoms can include: 

  • Burning, aching, or shooting pain.
  • Tremors and numbness.
  • Weakness in the hands or forearms. It is often difficult to perform even simple tasks.
  • Difficulty with normal activities like opening doors, chopping vegetables, turning on a tap.
  • Chronically cold hands, particularly the fingertips.   


Treatment will often include:

Physical therapy to alleviate the pain and immediate symptoms, an exercise programme to build strength and improve functionality, as well as postural advice and guidance when doing activities that may cause your RSI.


Get the right treatment and relief from your wrist pain or RSI Today!

Book an appointment with one of our expert Physiotherapists or Chiropractors. Or ask for a FREE telephone consultation to discuss your condition.

Treatments Recommended

Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of painful conditions of the body using a variety of manual techniques, focussing on the joints and muscles. 

Read more

Physiotherapists specialize in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms, and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments, and surrounding structures.

Read more

Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of painful physical conditions that are caused by the poor mechanical working of the joints, and their associated ligaments, muscles, discs, and nerves.

Read more

As a multidisciplinary practice, The House Clinics are able to combine the expertise of our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropody practitioners to offer a unique and exceptional service to our clients. Please speak to your practitioner if you have any queries about other services we offer.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us.

Ask a Question

Latest Blog Posts

A wealth of information and useful news articles to help you.

How Often Will I Need to See My Chiropractor?

By Jonathan Cook

If you've made the positive step of deciding to see a Chiropractor for treatment, you may be wondering what to expect in terms of the treatment and frequency of visits to get good results. Here's our full guide on how Chiropractic treatment plans work...

Vitamin D: Relief for Joint and Muscle Pain

By Jonathan Cook

A vitamin D deficiency is linked to increased joint and muscle pain as well a many other health problems. Here is our full guide on why you should consider taking a vitamin D supplement to boost your health

Biomechanical Analysis: Orthotics & Podiatry

By Sophie Stockdale

A biomechanical assessment and the prescription of orthotics can resolve many common foot pain condiitons, as well as back pain, knee, calf and ankle pain.