Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically a painful medical condition that is caused by the compression of important nerves in the hand and fingers that course over particular carpal bones in the wrist. The causes of carpal tunnel can vary, but is commonly caused by repetitive movements of the hand or fingers.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by a burning or tingling in the wrist, fingers, or hand, or in some cases as far as the arm and elbow.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
What can you do to treat carpal tunnel syndrome? There are a number of different solutions to treating carpal tunnel syndrome, however one of the fastest ways to find relief is to work with a carpal tunnel chiropractic specialist. An individual who has knowledge about carpal tunnel syndrome chiropractic topics can help you to diagnose the cause of problem, as well as find solutions for your unique situation.
If you’re unable to meet with a chiropractor, carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with at-home, short-term solutions:
- Ice your wrists for up to 15 minutes (keeping the ice wrapped in a towel or cloth) once or twice per hour.
- Avoid or stop any activities that are causing your wrist or fingers to feel numb.
- Do your best to rest your wrist in-between pain/numbness causing activities.
- Try specialized “anti-inflammatory” drugs to reduce pain and swelling, but consult with a doctor first.
- Take care of your basic health; maintain a healthy weight, avoid smoking, and exercise often.
- Follow doctor’s advice, especially if you have diabetes or arthritis.
- Use a wrist splint in the evening to reduce unneeded pressure on affected nerves.
- Surgery is an option, but is typically only utilized when it impedes in daily tasks or work.
Basic wrist/hand posture for reducing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms involves keeping your wrist at a neutral position as often as possible, using your entire hand to grab objects (vs. just your fingers), keeping your wrists straight while typing (and your hands slightly higher than your wrists), and always do your best to relax your shoulders when hands/arms are at your sides.
If pain, discomfort, or numbness continues, consult with a carpal tunnel chiropractic specialist. Getting a chiropractor for carpal tunnel treatment can make a big difference in the level of comfort you will have after dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Find a Chiropractor for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Nearby
At NCHS, we provide a wide range of medical services in our healthcare network, but also specialize in carpal tunnel chiropractic services at two primary locations: San Marcos and Oceanside (Loma Alta).
- 150 Valpreda Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
- (760) 736-6767
- 605 Crouch St., Oceanside, CA 92054
- (760) 757-4566
Give us a call today if you are in need of carpal tunnel relief or carpal tunnel treatment. We can put you in touch with a local carpal tunnel syndrome chiropractic specialist that knows the ins-and-outs of carpal tunnel syndrome and will help you get on the fastest path to pain relief and recovery.