Carpal tunnel syndrome can be painful and make everyday tasks extremely tough. It occurs when the carpal nerve in the wrist is pinched. There are many symptoms of this condition including tingling in the hands during the day or night, pain radiating along the arm up into the shoulder, and the perception that the fingers are swollen.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel?
Many people who work with their hands using a computer or tools are at increased risk of carpal tunnel. Using your hands for repetitive tasks increases carpal tunnel symptoms. Having improper ergonomics when using a keyboard or mouse is another cause of symptoms. Women are also more at risk.
How Do You Treat The Symptoms?
There are a few different ways carpal tunnel can be relieved. The first way many people help with the pain is through medication. However, this simply masks the pain. Another relief method is to stabilize the wrist until the pain subsides. Many people may advise you to stretch, exercise, and ice. Although these methods will help, they are not going to be a long-term solution.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Carpal Tunnel?
Chiropractic care will give you more relief that works for a long period of time. A chiropractor will want to address the problematic issues going on in the wrist and the elbow. They will also look at adjusting the upper spine.
Many people do not realize how much their spine is affecting the problem, but a chiropractor will understand, knowing how to adjust you properly so that the pain is manageable. A chiropractor may also suggest ultrasound therapy. This uses either very high-energy or low-energy sound, though both are outside the range of normal human hearing. You will not hear a thing. An ultrasound will emit focused sound waves that penetrate deep into your body tissue, allowing your muscles to relax which alleviates the pain and reduces inflammation in the area.
There are many different ways people can get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome. Most traditional methods are short-term fixes. If you want to see a long-term solution that is helping your body instead of just covering up the pain, a chiropractic visit should be in your future. If you have any questions about carpal tunnel relief or want to book an appointment, contact us today!