The carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway in the wrist which protects nerves and tendons that travel into the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that happens when the median nerve in your wrist is compressed or irritated due to swelling of the surrounding tissues in the carpal tunnel. This is one of the most common conditions affecting the nerves.
Unfortunately, as carpal tunnel syndrome progresses, it can become debilitating, making simple daily tasks seem impossible. Patients commonly experience weakness in the affected hand and have difficulty with picking up small objects such as a phone or newspaper.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops slowly over time. You may notice symptoms such as:
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may vary from person to person. If you present with one or more of these symptoms, make sure to visit our chiropractor at Cornerstone Chiropractic to see how we can help.
The carpal tunnel is a small passageway in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when the nerve is compressed or irritated as it passes through the tunnel. The syndrome can be caused by a combination of factors such as:
The structures in your wrist form a narrow passageway known as the carpal tunnel. The median nerve, a very important nerve that controls sensation and motion in several of your fingers runs through this space. When there is a blockage within the carpal tunnel, this nerve doesn’t transmit the signals between the brain and these fingers leading to the lapse in functionality that is synonymous with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome may go away without treatment, however this is rare. It is important to seek medical treatment when experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive, natural, and holistic. When possible, if you are in early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome, we highly recommend chiropractic care before you consider any invasive measures such as surgery.
Yes! Some exercises can help prevent and relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. They are usually a series of stretches that act on the neck, arms and wrists. Our chiropractor will recommend which exercise to do and how often you should do them.
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