Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center Offers Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
More people are developing problems of the wrist and hand, due to working on computers and smartphones. These activities involve repetitive motions that can damage the delicate structures in the wrist, such as the carpal tunnel. Chiropractic care can provide relief from wrist pain without strong medications or invasive surgery. At Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Beaverton, OR, we offer a variety of techniques to help carpal tunnel pain and stiffness.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage created by the bones and ligaments in the arm and hand. The median nerve, which controls sensation in the thumb and first three fingers, travels through this passageway. Repetitive movements of the hands can, over time, compress this nerve. This can result in pain and numbness. Women are more likely to develop carpal tunnel problems. Certain conditions, such as diabetes, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis, can increase the risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. The physical changes in pregnancy can also make individuals more vulnerable to the condition.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Problems
You may develop lingering discomfort in your thumb and wrist, tingling, numbness in your hand, and muscle weakness. You may find it difficult to make a hard fist or may find that you drop things frequently. Stiffness and problems with normal movement may be more severe in the morning, after sleep. Work tasks may become more difficult, due to ongoing discomfort and lack of strength.
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Pain & Dysfunction
Chiropractic care can help relieve carpal tunnel discomfort and problems with numbness and tingling. Manual adjustment of the spine and neck helps to restore normal alignment to relieve dysfunction in the arm and hands. Corrective exercise helps to strengthen related muscles, relieving pressure on the median nerve. Taping, bracing, and other therapies may be necessary to fully relieve discomfort and return wrist structures to normal function.
Make Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center Your Chiropractor for Carpel Tunnel Pain
Dr. Rivera, Dr. Cantwell, and our team at Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center use their many years of experience to help patients in Beaverton, OR, achieve better health and function. We treat many different conditions, including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, sports injuries, TMJ problems, and issues related to pregnancy. Call Unity Chiropractic & Wellness Center today at (503) 747-3388 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic methods can help your carpal tunnel pain.