The carpal tunnel is the passageway that runs through the wrist. It is comprised of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The median nerve passes through this tunnel and is responsible for controlling the movement of the first three fingers and the thumb. When the bones become displaced or the soft tissues become inflamed, they can put pressure on the median nerve, causing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Symptoms of CTS
Atrophy of the Muscle at the Base of the Thumb
Loss of Strength in the Fingers and Thumb
Numbness, Tingling or Burning in the Fingers
Radiating Pain through the Arm
Causes of CTS
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive motion injury. It most commonly occurs in typists, plumbers electricians, seamstresses, tailors and assembly line workers. It can also occur as the result of a traumatic injury to the wrist.
Chiropractic Care in Calgary for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many individuals believe that carpal tunnel syndrome can only be healed through invasive procedures, such as surgery. This is not true. Our chiropractor in Calgary offers holistic treatment options for CTS that do not involve performing surgery on your wrist.
Our chiropractor will utilize several tests to diagnose your CTS. If you do have CTS, our first goal is to reduce your symptoms. This can be accomplished with rest, ice and immobilizing your wrist with special braces.
Chiropractic adjustments are very beneficial for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. When the small bones in the wrist are displaced, they can inflame the soft tissues and reduce the space in the carpal tunnel, which pinches or compresses the median nerve. Chiropractic adjustments can correct the alignment of the small bones. This reduces inflammation, pain, numbness and tingling. It gives the median nerve more room, and it facilitates proper wrist movement.
How has receiving chiropractic care for your CTS helped you?