Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Overview

A very common and very painful condition plaguing individuals today is called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This painful disorder affects the soft tissues and nerves in the hand and wrist. It is named after the narrow tunnel that protects the Median Nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist and hand. Repetitive movements can cause tendons to become irritated and inflamed, thus compressing and traumatizing the nerve. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Doctors recommend that treatment begin as early as possible after Symptoms become noticeable. Caron Chiropractic Clinic in St Paul and North Oaks MN provides Non-Surgical Non-Invasive Treatments to relieve Carpal Tunnel Symptoms.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

When you move your thumb or first three fingers on either hand you are doing it with the assistance of the Median Nerve that goes from the forearm to the hand. The median nerve is encased in ligaments, tendons and bones. When the surrounding tissue becomes swollen or inflamed it presses in on the median nerve. There are a variety of Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

• Numbness, tingling or pain in the hand, wrist, forearm or palm
• Weakness in your thumb or hand
• Trouble gripping or holding onto objects
• Symptoms that begin gradually and worsen over time
• Frequent burning, itching or tingling sensation in the hand, thumb, middle and index fingers (not the little finger)
• Pain that increases with greater usage
• Symptoms are frequently worse at night or upon waking

Risk Factors of Developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually caused by doing repetitive hand movements that put strain on the median nerve. Tasks that involve gripping, pinching or working with bent wrist are often to blame. Other risk factors for developing carpal tunnel syndrome include the following:

• Wrist Injury or Fracture
• Being Female
• Family History of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Small Size Carpal Tunnel
• Chronic Nerve Conditions including diabetes
• Inflammatory Conditions including rheumatoid arthritis
• Pregnancy or Menopause with fluid retention
• Medical Conditions including obesity, kidney failure and thyroid disorders
• Workplace Factors that require repetitive hand movements

Non-Surgical Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Therapy

At Caron Chiropractic Clinic we believe in taking a conservative approach to treating symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Patients often respond well to Non-Surgical, Non-Intrusive and Non-Invasive Therapy Solutions provided by our experienced chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists.

• Acupuncture Treatments
• Targeted Exercises
• Myofascial Release Therapy
• Laser Therapy
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Chiropractic Adjustment to upper spine and neck

Repetitive Stress Injury Treatment

Caron Chiropractic Clinic utilizes a conservative, noninvasive approach to preventing and treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Many people are quick to rely on medications or surgical intervention in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome only to have symptoms reappear once again. Pain and other symptoms often have origins in a Misaligned Upper Spine or Neck. Restoring function through Chiropractic Adjustments, Massage or Acupuncture can have outstanding results.

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