Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the function of the hand when the median nerve at the wrist is compressed. Inflammation and enlargement are usually to blame for the symptoms that you experience along with carpal tunnel. However, you do not have to suffer any longer. Our chiropractor at Godfrey Chiropractic PC in Omaha can help you on your journey to healing you from your carpal tunnel.
Common Causes & Symptoms
There are certain medical conditions that may put people at a much higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome, such as pregnancy, diabetes, menopause, obesity, dislocation of wrist bones, and thyroid problems. Repetitive grasping or bending of the wrist may also cause a person to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Swelling and irritation of the tendons within the carpal tunnel can result from repetitive motions. Repetitive motions may be caused by holding the phone to your ear, playing the piano, or even typing a keyboard excessively.
Some of the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Numbness in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers
- Tingling and burning in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers
- Reduction in hand dexterity
- Weakness, especially in the thumb
- Poor quality of sleep due to tingling or weakness in the hand
- Electric shock within the hand and wrist
- Pain in the hand and wrist
You should not wait for your pain to become debilitating before seeking treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. As soon as you notice persistent symptoms, you should consult our doctor. We can conduct a thorough evaluation prior to diagnosing your carpal tunnel syndrome. Diagnostic methods may include an x-ray, ultrasound, or an electromyogram and nerve conduction study.
Our chiropractor is able to determine if your carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by issues in your upper spine. If this is the case, our care will focus on the relief of pressure on the nerve. Our chiropractor provides manipulation treatment for carpal tunnel symptoms. Our massage therapy is also a long-term solution for carpal tunnel syndrome and is considered non-invasive and cost-efficient. Massage therapy is perfect for decreasing pain, numbness, and inflammation. We also provide exercises that help with carpal tunnel symptoms, including wrist extension stretches, medial nerve glides, and wrist flexion stretches.
Contact Us for Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from Our Chiropractor in Omaha
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, let us help you here at Godfrey Chiropractic PC. Our team is committed to helping patients in and around Omaha find the relief they need to live a pain-free life. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.