Painful, Numb or Tingling Fingers...what causes it and how Osteopathy can help:
Updated: Oct 18, 2020
Many people suffer from pain, numbness or tingling in the hands.
The underlying causes can be a combination of the following:
An event that aggravated the pain. This can be an current or previous injury or a sudden stressful and/or physically active period (like a move of residence).
An Office Job or a very Physically Active Job (possibly combined with improper ergonomics).
A pinched nerve (nerves coming from the upper back and neck can be involved).
Nutrition (sensitivities to gluten or milk can cause pain in the hands for some people).
Sometimes pain in the fingers is accompanied by pain in the shoulders, elbows or wrist.
Osteopathy can be very effective in relieving pain in hands/fingers by:
Mobilizing the pinched nerve. The increased Range of Motion eases the pain in the fingers.
Giving advise on ergonomics (setup of office) .
Pain, numbness or tingling in the fingers is often related to posture and therefore an Osteopathy Treatment involves treating the entire body.