Let Chiropractic Help Your Carpal Tunnel
By Donna Stark
You're just about finished with the typing of the report that is due tomorrow when they hit. The pins and needles, the burning and itching, the aches and pains. Suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome is like being on a roller coaster, isn't it? At first, the symptoms may come and go, but as the condition worsens ... well, just imagine the scariest part of that ride. The pain can become constant, it can radiate up the arm to the shoulder, and at its worst, it can cause muscles in your hand to waste away. If you or a loved one is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and are looking for a way to get off that roller coaster ride, give chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic a try. It may be the solution you have been looking for!
What Is Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is often associated with careers or hobbies that deal with repetitive motions of the hand. Typing, manufacturing, playing an instrument, styling hair. These are all just a few examples of careers that carpal tunnel likes to destroy. But what is it exactly? What is the actual cause of carpal tunnel syndrome? Well, we have to dig deep for that answer.
In the wrist, there is a small tunnel that has tendons and nerves running through it. When the hand or wrist is used repeatedly over an extended period of time, those tendons can become irritated and swollen, compressing the nerves that are in that same area. When this occurs, a person may experience the following symptoms.
- Tingling and burning sensations
- Weakness/loss of strength
- Pain in the wrist and fingers
Other symptoms may appear as well; take a look.
- The sensation of having swollen fingers, even if they aren't
- Pain that travels to your shoulder
- Less coordination (you drop things more)
- Inability to manipulate small things, like buttons or snaps
- Difficulty with making a fist
- Loss of function with certain muscles in the hand
How Chiropractic Care can Help
The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you address the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome effectively and efficiently by treating the actual source of the problem with targeted adjustments. Here's how chiropractic care can help.
- Alleviates pain
- Reduces nerve irritation and inflammation
- Increases blood circulation
- Improves mobility and function of the joints
- Speeds the healing process
If you are starting to experience symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, head on in for a hassle-free visit at The Joint Chiropractic. With more than 500 locations to choose from, convenient hours, and no appointments required, getting your reports done in the nick of time won't ever be a problem!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arvada, Colo.