Carpal Tunnel is a problem of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. Carpal Tunnel occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel—a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones and soft tissues, such as nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the hand and wrist, which radiates
up into the forearm. Carpal Tunnel is the most common of the “entrapment neuropathies”—compression or trauma of the body’s nerves in the hands or feet.
Some of the most common symptoms include burning, tingling, itching, and/or numbness in the palm of the hand and thumb, index, and middle fingers are most common. Some people with Carpal Tunnel say that their fingers feel useless and swollen, even though little or no swelling is apparent. Since many people sleep with flexed wrists, the symptoms often first appear while sleeping. As symptoms worsen, they may feel tingling during the day. People that are most susceptible to Carpal Tunnel are those that sit and type on a keyboard. In addition, weakened grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist or grasp small objects. Some people develop wasting of the muscles at the base of the thumb. Some are unable to distinguish hot from cold by touch.
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort caused by Carpal Tunnel. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with wrist pain, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative help manage discomfort and swelling.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle joint manipulation known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by Carpal Tunnel.
Below are what some of the chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with wrist pain:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle tone and strength
Using the Chiropractic Technique that is right for you Dr. Alex Paulk will get you moving as quickly as possible.