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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common nerve entrapment, affecting 3-5% of the general population. The eight bones of your wrist form a U-shaped channel that houses several tendons and your Median nerve. This channel is called the Carpal Tunnel. Your median nerve is responsible for sensation on the palm side of your first 3 1/2 fingers. Compression or irritation of this nerve as it travels through the carpel tunnel causes the condition known as "Carpel Tunnel Syndrome." Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be brought on by prolonged wrist flexion and/ or repetitive wrist movements like supermarket scanning, keyboard use, carpentry or assembly line work. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is more common in your dominant hand and sometimes affects both hands.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include numbness, tingling or discomfort on the palm side of your thumb, index, middle finger, and half of your ring finger. The discomfort can sometimes extend towards your elbow. Symptoms usually begin as nighttime discomfort or waking up with numb hands but can progress to a constant annoyance.

How We Can Help

Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. To do that, we will likely recommend one or more of the following:

Chiropractic Adjustment to improve flexibility and improve pain.

Myofascial Release to remove long-standing tightness

Therapeutic Exercises to strengthen weak muscles and help hold adjustments