Carpel tunnel is a medical condition that results when the median nerve, which travels through the carpal tunnel in the hand, becomes compressed by the carpal bones or wrist bones. This compression can cause numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the hand. The most common causes of carpel tunnel are repetitive motion injuries such as typing and using hand-held tools. It can also be caused by conditions that put pressure on the carpal tunnel, such as pregnancy, obesity or arthritis, and having had surgery on the hands or wrists.
Common causes of carpal tunnel include:
Use of hand-held tools
Playing an instrument
Surgery on the hands or wrists
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatment option for carpel tunnel that can help relieve pressure on the median nerve. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to adjust the alignment of the bones and joints in the hand and wrist. This can help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, improve hand function and promote healing. Chiropractors often suggest additional exercises and stretches to help with carpel tunnel symptoms. In addition to chiropractic care, there are a few things you can do at home to help carpel tunnel. Using carpal tunnel braces, taping the carpal tunnel, avoiding activities that exacerbate carpel tunnel symptoms and practicing healthy ergonomics can help prevent carpel tunnel from worsening.
Carpel tunnel is a painful but manageable condition that can be relieved with natural carpel tunnel treatments like chiropractic care or lifestyle changes. Although carpel tunnel can't be cured, adjusting the alignment of the bones in your hands and wrists through chiropractic care can help relieve the pressure on the median nerve that causes carpel tunnel. If you think you have carpel tunnel or any other condition that is negatively affecting your hand function, we encourage you to contact Alms Clinical Associates today for a consultation. We will answer all of your questions and help get you back to your regular activities as soon as possible.