Carpel Tunnel Syndrome + Wrist Pain
Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or another form of wrist pain?
Your wrist is comprised of several small carpal bones that need to move properly in relation with one another in order for the wrist to perform its function and have full range of motion. Wrist pain can come from improper movement of the carpal bones, repetitive stress or from a sprain or fracture from an injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem involving the wrists and hands. CTS tends to affect people who perform repetitive motions with the hands like stenographers, hairdressers and mechanics, for example.
What exactly is the Carpal Tunnel?
CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons and swelling causes narrowing of the carpal tunnel and the median nerve becomes compressed. Symptoms of CTS include numbness, tingling and weakness in the thumb, index or middle finger along with burning or numbness in the palm.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treated?
Sufferers of CTS can benefit from chiropractic care for the wrist, arm and spine. CTS can be a very debilitating problem and one that requires an accurate diagnosis. Wrist and hand pain is a very common complaint in the general population, but often times, its cause is due to the sensitive nerves and tissues of the arm and hand getting compressed elsewhere and resulting in similar symptoms.
Poor posture and tension in the neck and thoracic spine can irritate the nerves making their way to the wrists and hands. Wrist and hand pain can be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor following a proper examination. A chiropractor can also provide you with advice on proper stretches and posture to prevent repetitive strain injuries in your profession.
Are you seeking non-invasive solutions to your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or wrist pain?
Whether you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or another form of wrist pain, we can help you. Please contact us to book an appointment.