The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your hand that is surrounded by bones and ligaments. When the median nerve gets compressed, it causes a painful condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder that causes tingling, weakness, or numbness in your hand. Sometimes, the condition can be severe enough that you may need professional treatment. If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, then our experienced team here at Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C. in Greensboro can help.
Causes & Symptoms
Most people find it difficult to tell what caused their carpal tunnel syndrome. However, the syndrome is usually caused by:
- Typing or any other repetitive wrist movements done consistently
- Medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and hypothyroidism
- Nerve damaging illnesses
Symptoms can include:
- Tingling, itching, burning, or numbness in the palm of your hand as well as your middle and index fingers
- Tingling that extends into your arm
- A shocking feeling in your fingers
- Difficulty holding things and hand weakness
Your sleeping posture can also affect your hands. Too much pressure on your hands while sleeping can lead to hand numbness. Upon awakening, you may notice tingling and numbness in your hands that may extend to your shoulder. Symptoms may begin to flare up during the day caused by holding something with a bent wrist such as reading or driving.
Our team can accurately diagnose your carpal tunnel and its severity. We can treat the condition by addressing the underlying causes. Our chiropractors have the expertise and knowledge to determine what exactly is causing your carpal tunnel symptoms. In some cases, carpal tunnel is caused by issues with the upper spine. In these situations, we focus on relieving any nerve pressure from the affected area. Treatment may consist of the manipulation of your elbow or wrist.
Exercise is also a great way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist extension stretches, wrist flexion stretches, and medial nerve glides are all effective in finding relief from carpal tunnel symptoms.
You should expect the recovery to take weeks or even months depending on how early you begin treatment. Recovery also depends on the type of treatment you receive. It can take longer to recover for people with more severe conditions. Chiropractic care has been proven to speed up the recovery process. We use manipulation that can decrease pressure in both the cervical spine and the median nerve.
Contact Us for Quality Care in Greensboro
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, our team at Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C. is here to help. We serve Greensboro and the surrounding area. Our chiropractors will work with you to determine the exact cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome and find the best treatment for you.