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.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, and how can chiropractic care help?
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include wrist pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and fingers. Chiropractic care can help by addressing nerve impingements and musculoskeletal issues contributing to these symptoms through adjustments, exercises, and ergonomic advice.
Can chiropractic care be a non-surgical alternative for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment?
Yes, chiropractic care can offer a non-surgical alternative for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. By addressing the underlying musculoskeletal issues and improving wrist joint mobility, chiropractors aim to alleviate symptoms and reduce the need for surgery.