Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Find How Chiropractic Care in Frederick MD Can Help with Carpal Tunnel

Millions of Americans suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. This syndrome causes tingling, numbness, and weakness in your hand due to pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. This nerve and other tendons run through your carpal tunnel, a small space in your wrist. The nerve is responsible for controlling feeling and movement in part of your fingers and thumb.

Causes & Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are many causes of this syndrome. Certain illnesses such as diabetes and arthritis can result in this. Making repetitive movements such as typing can also result in added pressure and stress on your hands and wrist. Common symptoms often include:

  • Tingling, numbness or weakness in fingers or hand
  • Pain in the arm between hand and elbow
  • Pain or numbness in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of ring finger

Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

During your first visit with our chiropractor, an initial physical exam will be given to determine the severity and causes of your pain. Diagnosis may include x-rays. If determined to be CTS, adjustments to the wrist, elbow and possible upper spine may be needed. Other non-invasive treatments include resting the arm, applying cold to reduce inflammations, regular exercises, or wearing a splint. Depending on your situation, our chiropractor will develop a customized treatment plan aimed to relieve your pain without surgical procedures.

How to Care for Carpal Tunnel at Home

After visiting with our chiropractor, you will be given the tools you need to start your journey to become pain free. It is recommended to keep your wrists in neutral positions, keep them straight and relax your shoulders when typing, and switch hands often when doing repetitive movements. It is also important to give your wrists more time to rest between activities and to ice them when needed.

For more information on treating carpal tunnel syndrome with our chiropractic services, contact us today to speak to a representative and schedule your first visit. We serve Frederick, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Brunswick, Mt. Airy, Urbana, New Market, Walkersville, Middletown, Emmitsburg and Point of Rocks, MD.

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