Carpal tunnel syndrome is something that, until you have it, doesn’t really ring a bell. However, once your carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms begin, you will want to do everything you can to get rid of it! Why? It’s obnoxious! This syndrome which starts off with some tingling can eventually lead to decreased grip strength and the inability to do simple things with your hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pain and at Caron Chiropractic Clinic, we are here to take that pain away. Serving St Paul, Minneapolis and the surrounding Minnesota area, we are constantly working to treat carpal tunnel syndrome successfully so this obnoxious condition is gone from your life for good!
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
We feel that as chiropractors, one of the most important ways to treat any condition is to understand why the condition is happening. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by the medial nerve. This nerve runs from the forearm into the hand, so it makes sense that symptoms occur when it is pressed and squeezed at the wrist. The actual Carpal Tunnel is the passageway for the ligament and bones at the bottom of the hand and it holds the median nerve and all the tendons. So when this narrow passageway is blocked or enlarged because a tendon gets irritated or a person is swollen in that area, the median nerve is pressed and the pain, weakness, and numbness begins.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
So how do you know that you are experiencing this condition? While it may start off gradually with slight tingling and numbness, it has a tendency to get worse if left untreated. Some say it is so bad that their fingers feel useless and they can no longer grip small objects in their hands. For chronic sufferers, the muscles at the base of the thumb are so useless that they atrophy. Some patients have even said they lose the ability to tell between hot and cold in that area as well. This is why when your hands first start to tingle or itch, you should come in right away.
At Caron Chiropractic Clinic, we have been treating carpal tunnel patients successfully for many years. We offer a conservative and noninvasive approach and have alleviated much suffering for those coming in feeling helpless. Serving the St Paul and Minneapolis area, we want to show you that there is hope for your carpal tunnel syndrome. For more information about chiropractic care and treating carpal tunnel syndrome, contact Caron Chiropractic Clinic today at (651) 251-9999.