Carpal tunnel syndrome is a physical condition that affects your hands and arms. The most common symptoms include a tingling sensation, numbness, pain, weakness, or stiffness in the affected areas.
Some individuals have described a feeling comparable to an electric shock. These issues stem from pressure exerted on the median nerve that runs through your forearm (via the carpal tunnel passageway) and controls muscle movement in the wrists and fingers (except for the little finger). Tendons may also be affected.
Sufferers may choose to ignore the symptoms since they often begin with only subtle sensations. Unfortunately, that tingling or mild pain gradually worsens with time, and ignoring it carries the risks of permanent muscle and nerve damage. To avoid that risk, it’s best to get carpal tunnel symptoms checked by a medical specialist.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risks
The onset of carpal tunnel syndrome usually involves a combination of contributing causes. These may include:
- Repeated wrist movements (e.g., operating jackhammers at a construction site)
- A history of wrist injuries
- Chronic health conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
- Glandular disorders
- Fluid retention
- Gender: women may face a higher risk due to narrower wrist anatomy
Why Treat Carpal Tunnel?
In severe cases, carpal tunnel syndrome may interfere with everyday activities, and constant pain can cause sleep disturbances. For example, affected individuals may have a weakened muscular grip in their thumbs, causing them to drop objects (e.g., hot bowls of soup) or lose control of their steering wheels.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be very serious and get progressively worse! It is crucial to get it treated to avoid further complications and hazards.
Corrective Chiropractic: Chasing Away the Carpal Tunnel Pains
The specialists at Corrective Chiropractic provide natural, non-invasive treatment for carpal tunnel pains through traditional chiropractic methods or class IV laser(photobiomodulation) therapy. Each chiropractic session aims to treat the source of nerve discomfort and remedy the problem at its root — resulting in lasting relief.
Additionally, our team provides comprehensive patient education to help you take control of your recovery process. We go beyond treating the symptoms to help you recover and regain your quality of life.
Book an appointment with a Corrective Chiropractic practitioner to make carpal tunnel a thing of the past!