Regain Your Active Life
We want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early.
During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers or hand
- Aching or swelling in the hand or wrist
- Weakness in the hand or difficulty gripping objects
- Pain that radiates up the arm
Risk Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive hand motions
- Wrist injuries
- Thyroid dysfunction
Possible causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include repetitive hand and wrist movements, underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or thyroid disorders, and genetic predisposition.