DEALING WITH CARPAL TUNNEL?
The compression of the median nerve in your wrist can lead to a condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The compression of this nerve is due to swelling which usually arises from overuse or other medical conditions. This rather common and painful nerve condition often results in expensive surgery and medication. There is, however, another option! Chiropractors use less aggressive and more affordable methods to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The following information will benefit you if you are concerned about your wrist pain and are interested in how Harris Chiropractic can help those struggling with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at either our Boise or Middleton locations.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Pain, tingling and burning originating in the palm of the hand and moving towards the tips of the fingers are generally signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Although swelling is sometimes present, often times patients have the impression that there's swelling when there is none. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is accompanied by loss of strength in the hand and struggling to handle small objects. The daily routine of a person fighting this condition is affected greatly as the nerve compression can cause immobility of the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be resolved with treatment.
What Is The Cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome results from pressure on the nerves. In most cases, there is a reason this condition appears. Certain occupations can increase the risk of developing this condition including tasks demanding repetitive use of the hands or continued work with pulsating tools. Although, it is still possible for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to appear without reason. Obese and pregnant individuals are more likely to develop this condition along with people who have metabolic disorders that affect the thyroid and pituitary glands.