Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is marked by pain, tingling or weakness in the hand. It comes about due to pressure on the median nerve. This pressure can be imposed in the wrist itself, or within the forearm, or in the neck.

There are many risk factors that can contribute to CTS including: Repetition High force, Awkward joint posture, Prolonged constraint, Direct pressure, Posture, Vibration and Cold just to name a few.

​Who gets Carpal Tunnel?

  • Weight lifters
  • Cashiers
  • Waitresses
  • Carpet layers
  • Roofers
  • Assembly Line Workers
  • Bus and truck drivers
  • Musicians
  • Firefighters
  • Secretaries
  • Computer operators
  • Construction workers
  • Clothing manufacturers
  • Mechanics
  • Auto body workers

What are the symptoms?

  • Hand pain/Loss of grip strength
  • Shoulder pain
  • Finger pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Numbness or tingling in your hand and fingers, (especially the thumb and index and middle fingers) More numbness or pain at night than during the day
 

What can chiropractic care do to help?

The good new is that chiropractic care can offer natural treatments to help with CTS regardless of which factor is causing it. Chiropractors gently adjust the bones in the neck which often allows the nerve impulses to run freely to the hands, relieving that source of CTS. Chiropractors can also adjust and perform therapy on the wrist, which can often relieve CTS due to wrist problems. The bottom line is that CTS can be a painful, constant source of trouble for many people who use their hands in repetitive motion. If you think you may have CTS, don’t wait, call us today and have it checked out at our office, conveniently located in Colleyville, Texas. Often life can once again be free from agonizing wrist and hand pain.