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Carpel Tunnel, Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore

Every human being has a carpel tunnel or carpal canal, it is the passageway on the volar or palmar side of the wrist that connects our forearm to the middle part of the deep plane of our palm. We have one on each hand - it consists of bones, connective tissue, and tendons and one nerve (called the median nerve).

This carpel canal is narrow, and when any of the nine long flexor tendons that runs through it swells up or degenerates, it causes the carpal canal to narrow, compressing and squeezing the median nerve - resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Contents of this carpal canal

There is a total of nine long flexor tendons that goes through this tunnel, and they are the: flexor digitorum profundus (which has four tendons); flexor digitorum superficialis (also has four tendons) and the flexor pollicis longus (one tendon). One single nerve (median nerve) runs between the flexor digitorum profundus and flexor digitorum superficialis.

Structure

The small bones of the wrist, called the carpus, forms an arch on the dorsal (back) part of the hand, and concaves on the palmar side. The groove on the palmar side is covered by the flexor retinaculum, completing the carpel tunnel. The flexor digitorum superficialis and profundus (total eight tendons) runs through a common sheath called the ulnar sheath, whereas the single flexor pollicis longus tendon runs through another sheath, called the radial sheath, a separate sheath. Above the carpal canal and flexor retinaculum, the ulnar artery and nerve passes through the canal.

Effect of wrist movements

Interestingly, movements of or in the wrist changes and alters the shape, width, and movements within the canal. The width narrows a lot when there is wrist movements. Why this happens is because the carpel bones move in relation to one another - both flexion and extension movements of the wrist increases the compression and narrowing of the carpal canal.

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  1. Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
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  3. See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
  4. Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our carpel tunnel physiotherapy page
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