Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression or entrapment of the median nerve in your wrist, as it enters the hand. You might suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome due to tingling or numbness, or a feeling of weakness in your hands and fingers. Over time, carpal tunnel syndrome can even result in muscle atrophy.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and hands. In your daily life you might spend several hours typing or otherwise using your hands in a repetitive way, which can compress the median nerve over time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often the result of work-related tasks.
The good news is that we can treat carpal tunnel syndrome in our office. We use chiropractic adjustments to create space between the carpal bones of the wrist, to relieve pressure on that median nerve. We can also utilize ultrasound therapy, to break up scar tissue that might have formed in the area.
If you’ve already had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, we can help reduce your odds of developing scar tissue. Scar tissue in the wrist can cause a recurrence of the problem, so we definitely want to help you avoid that after surgery.
If you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome, or you’ve already undergone surgery to correct the problem, we can help. Give us a call and we’ll schedule a free consultation. We can discuss your options for treatment and help you learn what to expect.