About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel Syndrome is a condition involving the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. It occurs when the median nerve gets compressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel in the wrist made up of bones and soft tissues including nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. The compression may result in pain, weakness, and/or numbness in the fingers, hand and wrist, and can travel up into the forearm. Some people say that their fingers feel swollen even when there is no swelling present.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome should be diagnosed and treated early. A standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck will help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder.
Treatment may vary depending on the diagnosis. Treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy and possibly physical therapy. X-rays or other diagnostic tests may be necessary to determine the best care for your condition. Proper posture and movement as instructed by your chiropractor can help prevent recurrences.
The Doctors of Chiropractic at ADIO Chiropractic Center can help you determine what is causing your pain and the best steps to alleviate your symptoms.