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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness

Chiropractors & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Collierville, TN & Memphis, TN

It’s possible that up to 10 million Americans experience the symptoms and limitations of carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness offers several effective, noninvasive treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome at their four offices throughout Greater Memphis, Tennessee. Using a customized treatment program, the team can perform specific manual manipulation techniques on your wrist. Find out more treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome by calling the office today or use the convenient online booking tool.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Q & A

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve disorder that affects your wrist, hand, and fingers. Within your wrist is the carpal tunnel made up of eight wrist bones on the palm side of your hand. Inside of the tunnel is the median nerve, which provides feeling and function in the fingers.

When you put too much pressure on the median nerve for too long, it affects how nerve impulses travel into your finger. As a result, you lose feeling in your hand and fingers and find it difficult to grip objects efficiently and without pain.

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

In many cases, carpal tunnel results from your activities. If you frequently work at a desk or on a computer, you may unknowingly be putting pressure on the median nerve.

Medical conditions can also cause swelling and inflammation, which compresses the nerve for extended periods of time. These medical conditions may include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Wrist fractures
  • Thyroid disease
  • Autoimmune disorders

If you have diabetes, you may be at increased risk for carpal tunnel because of the nerve damage the disease causes.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Pain associated with carpal tunnel can range from mild to intense, and if left untreated, the condition can cause you to lose full functionality of your affected hand.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel include:

  • Finger numbness
  • Difficulties gripping objects
  • Pain when bending the wrist
  • Pins and needles sensation in the fingers

You may also find it difficult to perform tasks with your fingers, such as buttoning your shirt or tying your shoes.

Which carpal tunnel syndrome treatments are available?

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness offers a number of techniques to alleviate pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Massage therapy

To alleviate dysfunction in your fingers and hand due to carpal tunnel syndrome, the providers at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness perform hands-on massage therapy to relieve pressure on the median nerve.

Hot/cold therapy

Using hot or cold therapy, or both, can reduce discomfort and inflammation associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and accelerate healing.

Chiropractic techniques

Your provider performs injury-specific musculoskeletal manipulation techniques, or chiropractic adjustments, while you relax on a comfortable table or chair. Doing so reduces nerve pressure, relieves pain, and stimulates healing naturally.

Physiotherapy

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness offers noninvasive electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound treatment, and physical therapy to reduce muscle spasms, inflammation, and discomfort while increasing strength and flexibility.

To learn more about pain-relieving benefits the team at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness offers for carpal tunnel syndrome, call or book online today.