If you spend a lot of time typing on a computer or suffer an injury to your wrist, you may struggle with chronic pain and other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. As an experienced chiropractor, Travis Mann, DC, offers comprehensive chiropractic care for carpal tunnel pain at Reform Ortho & Sports Rehab in Farmers Branch, Texas. Dr. Mann and his team use manual manipulations, physiotherapy, and other methods to restore the function of your hand and wrist. Learn more about noninvasive treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome by calling the office or requesting a consultation online today.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that develops when the median nerve, the major nerve in your hand, is compressed due to chronic irritation and inflammation. The condition is also the result of a narrowing of your carpal tunnel, the passage in the wrist that houses the median nerve.
You are at increased risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome due to a direct injury to your wrist or because of changes that occur as you age. Many people develop chronic symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome due to the requirements of their job, such as computer use or using power tools that vibrate, which can put additional pressure on the median nerve.
Underlying medical issues, like rheumatoid arthritis, a thyroid disorder, and diabetes, also increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
The most common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness and pain in the fingers and hand. You may also feel shock-like sensations that radiate up your arm.
Other common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome typically develop over time, coming and going without warning. However, continued pressure on the median nerve can result in chronic pain and difficulties using your hand, fingers, and wrist.
To reduce pain and other issues associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Mann offers comprehensive chiropractic care. He focuses his treatments on alleviating pressure on the median nerve and uses gentle manual manipulations in your elbow, wrist, and cervical spine to address misalignments.
Dr. Mann may also recommend physiotherapy to promote the recovery and health of the muscles that support your wrist and hand. In some cases, you may need bracing to give your wrist a chance to heal before starting strengthening exercises.
If you struggle to grasp objects or if the chronic pain of carpal tunnel syndrome interferes with your work or personal life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mann. You can schedule a visit online or by calling Reform Ortho & Sports Rehab today.