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Reduce Driving Pains With Chiropractic Care

By Donna Stark

When the topic of carpal tunnel syndrome comes up, most people will only think about those who spend their days typing away on a keyboard. But typing isn't the only way a person can get this condition. In fact, carpal tunnel can develop from any repetitive motion of the hand and wrist, including those while you drive. If you do a lot of driving for work or pleasure and are starting to notice that things aren't feeling quite right, head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. Here's why.

Can Driving Cause Pain?

You bet it can! Many people don't realize how much pain, damage, and suffering can be inflicted on their wrists and hands simply by the way they hold the steering wheel. And even if they do start to experience symptoms, very few of them tie it to the time they spend in their cars. That's why it is so important to be aware of this problem and to recognize the red flags of carpal tunnel syndrome. Take a look at a few of them below.

  • Burning or shooting pains in your hand, wrist, or forearm
  • Tingling sensations or numbness in your fingers
  • Muscle weakness or cramps in your hand, wrist, or forearm
  • Joint stiffness in your fingers and hands

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

The chiropractic adjustments you receive at The Joint Chiropractic can help your carpal tunnel syndrome by reducing inflammation, correcting joint and alignment issues, soothing irritated nerves, increasing blood circulation, and improving the mobility of your joints. But that's not all. Your chiropractor may also recommend specific stretches for you to practice at home and may share their favorite tips on how to modify your movements so your body can heal as quickly as it can. Here are just a few they may suggest while driving.

  • Keep your wrists straight (try not to bend them)
  • Relax your grip
  • Use a headset or other hands-free device when talking on your phone
  • Take regular breaks to stretch your hands and fingers
  • Wear a wrist brace

Visit The Joint Chiropractic

Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic care about the discomfort you are in, and they are committed to doing whatever it takes to get you back on the path to pain-free days, so come on in and see them as soon as you start experiencing symptoms. With regular chiropractic adjustments, daily stretches, and simple modifications to your daily (and your driving) routine, the risk of future pain and injuries can be reduced!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Ariz.

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