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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is caused by repetitive motion, such as typing, texting, or performing assembly line work. Over time, such actions may produce pain and injury. Most people with CTS experience tingling or numbness in the fingers or hand or weakness in the hand.

What many don’t realize is the cause of their wrist problem may be due to functional changes to one or more joints in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist. It can also be caused by trying to stop yourself on a fall with a hand or hands extended, or pushing yourself up from the armrests with your bent wrists and hands while getting up from a chair.

Our Natural Approach

We provide gentle chiropractic care to address the problematic wrist and elbow, as well as adjust your upper spine. It also may be advisable to rest the affected arm, apply cold compress to decrease inflammation and perform specific exercises. Splints can cause arthritis so shouldn’t be worn for a long time. Use it only for a short period of time.

woman holding her wrist in pain

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I wear a wrist brace for my CTS?

A brace is often prescribed to help protect the wrist and keep it immobilized. While it may alleviate some symptoms, wearing a brace doesn’t address the malfunctioning joints that are causing the problem. New research shows a brace worn more than three weeks may actually make the joint worse. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause.

How many visits will I need?

It’s important to know that not everyone is going to see a difference in one visit. Sometimes it will take a few more. Each person is unique so examination of the affected area and its associated potential causes helps determine the time frame for correction.

I’ve previously had surgery for my CTS; can chiropractic still benefit me?

While it is best to seek chiropractic care before surgery, you may still benefit from care after surgery. If you still present with pain or numbness after surgery, the actual problem was not found and the cause could be coming from the nerves in your neck that supply nerve function to your arm, wrist and hand. We likely are able to help so highly recommend coming in for a consultation.

Book an Appointment

If you’re suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, we want to help. Contact our practice today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.