Treating Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause great wrist pain and keep you from being able to use your hand for normal activities. You may notice some swelling in your forearm and numbness in your fingers. You will lose strength in your grip. Some sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome have even had to change occupations. You may be worried about having to constantly wear a brace or the possibility of needing surgery to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. Thankfully, our chiropractor at Hull Chiropractic in Indianapolis, IN can help. We will relieve your pain, help your condition to heal, and offer advice on how to prevent the condition from reoccurring.
What Are Some Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
- Burning pain in your wrist that can travel up your arm
- Loss of strength in your forearm and grip in your hand
- Tingling numbness in your thumb and first three fingers
The Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A wrist injury can reduce the space within the carpal tunnel. This can place the bone against your median nerve. The median nerve will become irritated and cause pain, numbness, and swelling. Some individuals live with medical conditions that cause inflammation and swelling. One such condition that is very common is rheumatoid arthritis.
Work ergonomics play a large role in many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. Jobs that cause your wrist to stay in either an overextended upward or downward position can cause tears and damage to the tendons located in the wrist. Also, jobs that cause you to keep your hand tightly gripped for extended periods or constantly performing a twisting action can have the same effect. Constantly using intensely vibrating tools like jackhammers have also been known to cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our chiropractor will perform a thorough examination of your wrist. If an injury has damaged the bones in your wrist, you may be referred to another doctor for part of your treatment. Otherwise, our chiropractor can alleviate your pain and help your condition to heal naturally.
Massage and physical therapy techniques are used to help remove any build-up of fluid gathered in your wrist and reduce swelling. Reduced swelling will help to relieve the pressure being placed against your median nerve. Targeted exercises will help to strengthen your forearm muscles and grip. Therapy will also help any damaged tendons to heal.
Find Local Treatment for Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Proper treatment for carpal tunnel is imperative in the healing process and to get you back to your normal routine. At Hull Chiropractic in Indianapolis, IN, you will find skilled professional help to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. Call 317-243-2392 to set up an appointment with us today and let us help you on the road to recovery.