Carpal tunnel is a condition with symptoms such as tingling, numbness or weakness in the index, thumb or the middle finger. It has become a quite common condition due to the increased use of computers and mobile devices since it affects the hands or wrists.
People who perform repetitive motions with their hands such as hairdressers, mechanics, typists or cashier are at a higher risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is a tissue located on the front part of the wrist, especially where people wear their wristwatches. This fibrous tissue contains numerous blood vessels, nerves, and tendons which allow your hand to function.
If the fibrous tissue is damaged, there is additional pressure on the nerves and arteries found in your hand. As a result, the carpal tunnel syndrome occurs. The condition often presents itself in many ways and will not happen immediately. The painful symptoms might take a while to present themselves and will become worse if left untreated.
Some of the common symptoms include muscle loss in the palms, clumsiness or weakness in the hands, etc. A person with diabetes, thyroid problems or rheumatoid arthritis is likely to have a worse case of carpal tunnel syndrome. As mentioned, repetitive motion of the hands will result in this disease.
If you are continuously working on your computer for a long time, you have an increased risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. That’s because there is a continuous strain on the muscles in your forearms, shoulders, hands, and wrists. To prevent the repetitive strain, you can use workplace ergonomics or take frequent breaks to stretch and change positions.
Over the years, medical professionals have treated the condition using splints, surgery, injections, and over-the-counter medication. Well, chiropractic care can also help with your carpal tunnel syndrome. If you visit Alaska Back Care, we will treat the underlying cause of the pain related to the condition. We will employ some chiropractic procedures such as joint manipulation, joint mobilization and many more.
These procedures will allow your joints and wrists to move freely. Also, we will advise you on the best exercises that can improve muscle strength and reduce the muscle strain on the nerves in your wrist. If you are looking for a non-medicinal and non-invasive way to keep your carpal tunnel syndrome under check, you need to consider chiropractic care.
Contact us today so we can get started on the treatment procedures immediately to avoid further consequences on your hands. With our experience, your condition will be handled by the experts!