If you've dealt with carpal tunnel syndrome in the past, you know how frustrating it could be.
Not being able to enjoy life, difficulty working, and unable to peacefully sleep at night can be detrimental to people suffering from this condition.
There are various other conditions that mimic carpal tunnel syndrome; such as pronator teres syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and even a disc herniation.
Contrary to the others, carpal tunnel syndrome exhibits certain symptoms that distinguishes him from the rest:
- Pain at night
- Numbness in the first three fingers
- Reproduction of symptoms when pressing firmly the wrist
- Gripping activities
- Typing in a computer
- Reading the paper
Some conditions and activities may increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Prior trauma
- Hand or wrist deformity
- Thyroid condition
Someone dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't have to stop their daily routine or their job. Although modifications might be necessary to get through the beginning stages of treatment.
Treatment approaches range from conservative to invasive, and it typically depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms.
Conservative care may include chiropractic adjustments of the wrist joints, soft tissue treatment of the muscles, and exercise rehabilitation of the targeted joints and muscles that are contributing to the presentation. Ergonomic changes will also be addressed.
More invasive forms of treatment may include local corticosteroid injections and surgical decompression. These interventions can be helpful in more severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome and are typically performed after conservative care is administered.
Our goal is to not only provide you with the correct diagnosis, but determine the root cause of your injury and create an individualized treatment plan specifically for you.
Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome consists of:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Soft tissue treatment
- Exercise rehabilitation