Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or another form of wrist pain?
CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons and swelling causes narrowing of the carpal tunnel and the median nerve becomes compressed. Symptoms of CTS include numbness, tingling and weakness in the thumb, index or middle finger along with burning or numbness in the palm.
Sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome at CURAVITA Byward can benefit from chiropractic care, or physiotherapy for the wrist, arm and spine. CTS can be a very debilitating problem and one that requires an accurate diagnosis. Wrist and hand pain is a very common complaint in the general population, but often times, its cause is due to the sensitive nerves and tissues of the arm and hand getting compressed elsewhere resulting in similar symptoms.
Poor posture and tension in the neck and thoracic spine can irritate the nerves making their way to the wrists and hands. Wrist and hand pain can be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor following a proper examination. A chiropractor can also provide you with advice on proper stretches and posture to prevent repetitive strain injuries in your profession.