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Chiro for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiro for carpal tunnel syndrome
Chiro for carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result of the median nerve running from the forearm to the hand becoming compressed or squeezed while passing through the narrow passageway in the wrist, known as the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones and ligaments in the wrist and is responsible for protecting the median nerve, as well as the tendons that control movement in the hand and fingers.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause a variety of symptoms in the affected hand and wrist. The symptoms may start gradually and become more pronounced over time. Some of the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
  • Numbness or tingling: A feeling of numbness or tingling in the hand or fingers, especially the thumb, index, and middle fingers. This sensation may be more noticeable at night.
  • Pain or discomfort: Pain or discomfort in the hand, wrist, or forearm, especially with activities that involve repetitive hand movements.
  • Weakness: Weakness or a loss of grip strength in the affected hand, making it difficult to perform tasks that require fine motor skills or strength.
  • Clumsiness: Difficulty performing tasks that require coordination, such as buttoning a shirt or holding a pencil.
  • Swelling: Swelling or inflammation in the wrist or hand.
  • Reduced range of motion: Reduced range of motion in the wrist or fingers, making it difficult to perform certain movements.

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors, including misalignments in the spine or arm, repetitive hand movements, wrist injuries, obesity, pregnancy, and certain medical conditions such as arthritis or diabetes. Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may include Chiropractic treatment, rest, splinting and exercises, depending on the severity of the condition and the individual’s symptoms.

How chiro for wrist pain can help with carpal tunnel syndrome

Chiropractors may use various techniques to address this compression and alleviate the associated symptoms. One common technique used by chiropractors for carpal tunnel syndrome is spinal and arm adjustments. This involves the application of controlled force to the joints to improve their alignment and mobility. Spinal and arm adjustments may help to reduce pressure on the nerves that contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Another technique that chiropractors may use for carpal tunnel syndrome is wrist adjustments. This involves applying a gentle force to the wrist joint to improve its mobility and relieve pressure on the median nerve.

Chiropractors may also recommend stretches, exercises and lifestyle modifications to help alleviate carpal tunnel symptoms. Exercises may include stretching and strengthening the wrist and hand muscles to help improve their flexibility and reduce pressure on the median nerve.

Carpal tunnel syndrome prevention and management

Preventing and managing carpal tunnel syndrome involves a combination of lifestyle changes, ergonomic modifications, and Chiropractic treatment. Here are some strategies that may help:

  • Regular chiropractic adjustments to reduce the severity of symptoms.
  • Take frequent breaks: If you perform repetitive hand motions throughout the day, such as typing on a computer or using a tool, take frequent breaks to rest your hands and wrists.
  • Stretch and exercise: Stretching your hands and wrists regularly can help keep the tendons and muscles in your hands and wrists flexible and reduce the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Modify your work environment: Adjusting the height of your keyboard, using an ergonomic mouse, and using wrist pads can help reduce the strain on your wrists and hands.
  • Keeping your weight in check can help decrease the chances of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. By following a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise, you can maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of this condition.
  • Practice good posture: Maintaining good posture while sitting and standing can help reduce the pressure on your wrist and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from developing.

Effective chiro for carpal tunnel syndrome with Karrinyup Wellness Centre

Book a Complementary Assessment with one of our chiropractors to find out how you could benefit from chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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