Wrist Pain

There are many different types of wrist and hand pain. We’ve listed below a couple of the most common causes along with our methods of treatment at Lightwater Health & Chiropractic Clinic`:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This condition is quite well known. It is when the median nerve gets trapped travelling through a tunnel in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be from trauma (such as fracture), repetitive strain or swelling in the wrist, from pregnancy or diabetes and occurs when the nerve is unable to move freely in the tunnel and can become thickened.


Pain and numbness is experienced in the thumb and the first three fingers, as well as weakness of grip.


Releasing the pressure on the nerve is vital to improve symptoms. This can be achieved with wrist splints, or other ergonomic aids to assist the causative activities. Nerve flossing techniques, ultrasound, massage and mobilisation all help with releasing the nerve.


This will solely depend on what the cause is and is difficult to give any specific time period.


The wrist is one of the most common places for ganglion to occur in the body. Ganglion are fluid filled sacs that usually appear around a joint or tendon. Most are painless and disappear but treatment can be required if you are experiencing pain.


Pain and numbness is experienced in the hand and in some instances a lump in the wrist is visible. Weakness in the hand, along with a difficulty of gripping objects.


Extremity mobilization, dry needling, massage and taping techniques can all help to relieve symptoms. An exercise program and lifestyle advice will also assist to avoid recurrence.


Most ganglions do go on their own, but some may require surgery.

Welcome to Lightwater Health & Chiropractic

Based in the centre of Lightwater Village, we are a multi-disciplinary clinic providing a variety of health treatments to patients within the local and surrounding areas such as Bisley, Bagshot, Chobham, Windlesham, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Camberley
Our focus is to provide the best possible care for all our patients, from pregnancy and children to those in their more senior years. We look after patients with sporting backgrounds, as well as those who have a less mobile lifestyle or if you are struggling with just general aches and pains.
Our approach is to ensure you are welcomed into a very relaxed and professional environment where you are treated on a very personal level. We want you to feel comfortable in your surroundings and to know you are in the best possible hands. We will be with you every step of the way …..
Lightwater Health & Chiropractic is an independent business owned and managed by Gina Lear and Fiona Tyson. Having worked together at a Clinic in 2013, Fiona & Gina instantly knew they shared the same business ethics and morals. It was only going to be a matter of time before they would embark on a joint business venture and Lightwater Health & Chiropractic opened its doors for the first time on April 16th 2016.
The Clinic has gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, with two additional treatment rooms recently added to the premise and a very strong team of Chiropractors and Sports Massage therapists. With Fiona & Gina both being extremely passionate about their work, wanting to make people feel comfortable and relieving them from pain, you can be assured of a very personal and caring level of service from all the team.