The many advancements that we have witnessed in technology, education, communication, and transportation have ushered in significant changes to our workplaces as far back as the 1970s. Certainly over the past two decades, advancements in the workplace have made things safer and more convenient. Many of us now have the ability to work in comfort without having to move more than a few feet to change tasks. Of course, all work environments pose health challenges, and one consequence of our convenient workplace is that we may become too sedentary. 2020 paved the way for working from home on your computer. And while we have the ability to talk into our phones and have the phone type for us, it has yet to be used for replacing the typing we do day in and day out on or computers.
Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
People who work full time in offices with technology and most of their tasks within their reach have the challenge of avoiding the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. You may pay very close attention to being healthy in your workplace, but if you work at a computer for any significant length of time, you are at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. The fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic—an outgrowth of which has been that we are placing even more emphasis on computer connections with colleagues, family, and friends —makes the potential for developing carpal tunnel syndrome even greater. Caron Chiropractic can help you if you have begun to feel pain in your hands and/or wrists.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure placed on the nerves that run down your forearms and into your hands. The kind of posture we use when typing at a computer workstation can exacerbate the developing problem. Typing tends to require long periods of time holding your hands above a keyboard. Prolonged stress on the mechanisms involved in keeping your hands perched above a keyboard can result in inflammation of the soft tissue, which narrows the pathways in which nerves are located. The result is often excruciating and prolonged pain.
Non-invasive Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Not only are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome painful, they can cause a decrease in productivity. So, if your work requires you to work at a keyboard, and you find yourself enduring pain because of it, you could experience even greater stress as a result. The staff at Caron Chiropractic has the knowledge and experience to help you overcome the pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome without surgery or reliance on pain medicine.
We will work with you to determine the best means of treating not only the symptoms of your pain and discomfort, but the causes as well. You may be able to find some relief by making some changes to improve your workplace ergonomics, but without the professional treatment that we can provide, your carpal tunnel syndrome is likely to persist. To schedule an appointment, call us at (651) 255-9999.