I think I have Carpal Tunnel!!

Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is an all too common chronic and disabling condition. Pain, numbness or tingling can be caused by carpal tunnel when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes squeezed at the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The median nerve controls sensations to the palm side of the thumb and fingers (except the little finger). The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway between wide ligament and the carpal bones of the wrist and it surrounds the median nerves and tendons. When the wrist

bones move out of place, the tunnel becomes much more narrow and compresses the median nerve. Thickening of the tendons from irritated tendons or other swelling can also cause the median nerve to become compressed. This usually results in pain, weakness or numbness in the hand and wrist and can radiate up the entire arm.Pain in this area may indicate other issues, but most often carpal tunnel is the culprit. Chiropractic treatment can relieve the stress placed on the median nerve and tendons. Regular adjustments have shown to be successful in treating carpal tunnel.

Carpal tunnel is typically characterized by nocturnal hand discomfort, finger parethesias in the median nerve distribution and thenar muscle atrophy. In plain English, you wrist hurts. Carpal tunnel condition is usually caused by compression of the medial nerve in the carpal tunnel occurring most often between the ages of 30 and 60. Women are about 5 times more likely to experience carpal tunnel than men. The carpal tunnel is formed by the carpals of the wrist, and id deepened by the tubercles of the scaphoid and trapezium on the radial side and by the pisiform and hook on of the hamate on the ulnar side. The flexor retinaculum which stretches between the tubercle of scaphoid and the ulnar forms a concavity (the carpal tunnel). This space is shared by the eight finger flexors and the longer flexor of the thumb.

Chiropractor in Colorado Springs

Dr. Cathey has spent his entire career as a chiropractic healthcare physician helping Colorado Springs patients with low back pain, joint pain, auto accident injuries, hip pain, neck injuries and sports injuries. Helping you live a healthy life through chiropractic wellness treatments is his passion.

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