What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that is caused when median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed or irritated. This can lead to pain, numbness and tingling in the fingers and hand, as well as a decrease in grip strength and other functional issues. The main cause of carpal tunnel is repetitive motions or stress on the wrist and hands, most commonly from overuse injuries.
Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective for treating the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and may even reduce the occurrence of symptoms in some cases. Some of the most common treatments that a chiropractor may use include:
The chiropractor will use manual adjustments to realign the wrist and hand joints and reduce pressure on the median nerve. This will help reduce pain and improve the range of motion in the area.
Muscle and Soft Tissue Treatments
The chiropractor may also use muscle and soft tissue treatments, such as ultrasound or massage, to help reduce muscle tension and reduce inflammation. These treatments can also help improve blood flow and reduce tissue restrictions that could be impeding the function of the median nerve.
Stretching and Exercises
The chiropractor may prescribe specific exercises and stretches to help improve the flexibility and mobility of the wrist and hand. These can help reduce the force on the median nerve, thus reducing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
A chiropractor can also advise on ergonomic measures that can help reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. This could include advice on posture, hand and wrist positioning, and techniques to reduce the stress and strain of repetitive tasks.
Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for managing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and may even reduce the occurrence of symptoms in some cases. It is important to seek treatment from an experienced and qualified chiropractor to ensure you get the best outcome possible.