With typing and texting being the norm for most people today, be it at work, at home, or both, those hours and hours of repeated wrist movement day in and day out (sometimes without proper form) can result in carpal tunnel syndrome and the pain associated with it. Though this may not alter her current habits, treating carpal tunnel syndrome can be as easy as visiting our office.
An Anatomy Lesson
Your carpal tunnel passage is found in your wrist. Within that passageway, you have your forearm muscle tendons responsible for aiding the movement of your hands, your wrist bones, and your median nerve, which provides feeling to your index finger, your middle finger, and the thumb side of your ring finger.
Is It Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can present in different ways. It stems from the median nerve being compressed in the passageway. You may experience feelings of tingling, numbness, and weakness in certain fingers as they are the most common symptoms. More severe symptoms can include pain, often felt more frequently in the evening, sometimes to the point that sleep is interrupted. In most cases, symptoms start off mild and then worsen over time without treatment.
The root cause of carpal tunnel syndrome often stems from the improper positioning of your wrist when typing and texting. Repeated tasks involving the use of your wrist can be carpal tunnel syndrome triggers, including sports like tennis and golf, and playing musical instruments that require small, repetitive wrist movements, like strumming a guitar.
Finding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief
If you’re looking to avoid surgery, but to address carpal tunnel issues, chiropractic care can help and is a much more conservative option. Chiropractors know biomechanics and joint function and can educate patients on proper wrist functioning when completing prior triggering tasks. They can also manipulate the wrist joints to help increase range of motion. This can relieve unwanted pressure and pain and reduce inflammation within the tunnel itself.
If you believe any pain you’re experiencing may be carpal tunnel syndrome related, it’s worth making an appointment to see us. We’re here for you and happy to help, especially when it comes to treating your carpal tunnel syndrome.
At Core Health Chiropractic, our mission is to make Berks County healthier one spine at a time, through chiropractic care. We are dedicated to educating and empowering the families in and around our community to make informed decisions about their health. Our goal is to set people free from their current health conditions and to help them reach their optimum potential through neurologically-based chiropractic care. Call us at 610.750.9131 or make an appointment.