Cause and Treatments for Carpal Tunnel
When you experience pain in your hands, you may discover that it stems from carpal tunnel. Depending on your situation, a chiropractor in our clinic may suggest different treatments to assist with the healing and recovery process.
Causes of Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel stems from a variety of factors and usually refers to a pinched nerve in your wrist. Common factors that contribute to the condition or cause the condition include:
- Repetitive motions, like playing piano or typing on a computer
- Injuries to the wrist
- Arthritis in the wrist and hands
- Swelling in the wrist and hands
- Inflammation to the area
The underlying cause of the condition is pressure on the median nerve that runs from your forearm and into your hand. Excess pressure on the nerve may stem from a variety of situations. You will usually notice tingling, numbness or pain in your fingers from the thumb to the middle finger and sometimes to the ring finger. If the discomfort occurs in the pinky, then it is not carpal tunnel and stems from pressure on a different nerve. When you seek chiropractic care for the discomfort, a professional may ask questions about your activities to help determine the cause of your discomfort.
Treatments from a Chiropractor in Bowie
A chiropractor in Bowie provides treatment for the condition after identifying the cause of your discomfort. We may adjust your spine and wrist to improve the alignment of your bones. We also evaluate injuries that may contribute to the discomfort and provide solutions to help with the injury. Our treatments focus on your specific needs, so we may recommend stretches, exercises, and adjustments to your lifestyle to help with the healing process. You may also need a brace at night to limit pressure on the nerve.
Schedule an Appointment with our Bowie Chiropractor
Chiropractic care offers a natural solution when you have pain in your hands and wrist. Depending on your situation, we may suggest a variety of solutions to help with recovery and healing. For more details about our treatment process or to set up an appointment, call 301-352-4500 today.