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Hands Down, Chiropractic Care Is the Best!

By Donna Stark

I think we have all been focusing on our hands a lot more now than we ever have before, haven't we? We are covering them with gloves, we are being extra mindful of what we touch, and we are washing them 100 times a day. Our hands are at the center of attention at the moment and that's good for many reasons! But are you giving your hands all of the attention they need? I'm asking this because if you work with your hands, you may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. And if you don't focus on that as well, you may be in line for a world of hurt.

Focus on the Health of Your Hands Too!

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when pressure is placed on the median nerve. It's a condition that can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands and arms. For most people, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse as time goes by, so it's important to be as proactive as you can either before symptoms begin or when symptoms first appear, and you can do so with the following steps and chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic. Take a look.

Proper Positioning

One of the most important things you can do for the health of your hands is to ensure your workspace is ergonomically correct. Check the height of your chair and the placement of your keyboard. You want to make sure that your wrists are in line with your arms. If you are having trouble with that, you can always invest in wrist splints to help. Also, if your work mandates specific tools to use, consider trying a different style or grip.

Breaks

No matter how busy you are at work, it's important to take regular breaks. In fact, many experts recommend that you take a break every hour for at least 10 minutes to give your wrists and hands a chance to rest. You can even use some of these breaks to exercise your wrists too, which is a great way to reduce the risk of carpal tunnel!

Chiropractic Care

No amount of hand washing or glove wearing will take away the pain that comes from carpal tunnel syndrome, but chiropractic care is another story. The adjustments that your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic provides can help in the following ways.

  • Alleviates pain and discomfort
  • Reduces nerve irritation 
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Improves mobility and function of the joints

Healthy Hands

If you want to learn how to give your hands the proper attention they need, head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today! Hands down, their advice and treatments are simply the best!

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

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