Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What is it and do I have it?

If you are sitting at your computer currently and wondering why your wrists are hurting, there is a possibility that you may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an injury that is caused by repetitive motion such as typing on a keyboard or with repeated motion of the hands like when doing assembly line work. Constant repetitive motion can cause an inflammation response within the wrist which is responsible for pain and injury over time.

Chiropractic care can greatly help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Adjustments of the affected wrist and elbows can help to improve motion of the joints and can help to reduce inflammation responsible for pain. Adjustments of the neck can also help as nerves from the neck supply aspects of the wrist. Making sure that the neck is moving appropriately helps to reduce tension on these nerves and can help in reducing inflammation.

Another therapy that can help with managing pain is the use of a wrist splint. A wrist splint will help in keeping the bones of the wrist in proper alignment as well as helps to keep the wrist in a neutral position. If you do not have a splint, try while working on your computer to keep your wrist in a neutral position. This will limit excessive flexion on the wrist and will help to decrease inflammation.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be a nagging and debilitating condition. If you are currently suffering from wrist pain make an appointment today to get evaluated! The sooner you address the problem, the closer you are to relief.

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