Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a prevalent condition that causes sensations of numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and forearm. It occurs when one of the primary nerves in the hand becomes compressed or squeezed as it passes through the wrist. At Balance in Motion in New York, NY, we offer comprehensive treatment options to help alleviate your symptoms. 


How Does Carpal Tunnel Develop?

Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when the tunnel narrows or when the tissue around the flexor tendons becomes swollen, which exerts pressure on the median nerve and impedes its blood supply. This abnormal pressure on the nerve manifests as weakness in the hand, numbness, tingling, or pain. 

Common Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

The symptoms typically occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring fingers, and can often wake individuals up at night. Some may also experience occasional shock-like sensations radiating to these fingers or pain and tingling traveling up the forearm toward the shoulder. Weakness, clumsiness in the hand, and difficulty performing delicate movements can also be signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. Dropping objects due to weakness, numbness, or poor spatial awareness is another common symptom.

Stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In the early stages, simple measures can often help reduce symptoms symptoms. Wearing a wrist splint while sleeping, performing exercises to keep the nerve mobile, avoiding activities that exacerbate symptoms, and steroid injections in the carpal tunnel are all effective in relieving discomfort. However, if pressure on the median nerve persists, it can result in nerve damage and other severe symptoms. 

Onset of Symptoms

Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome develop gradually, without a specific injury. Symptoms may come and go initially, but as the condition progresses, they tend to occur more frequently and last longer. Symptoms can often occur at night, especially if you sleep in a bent position. You may also exhibit some signs of the condition if your wrist is bent forward or backward for extended periods.

Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chiropractic care can be highly beneficial if you're seeking non-invasive and effective solutions for carpal tunnel syndrome. Our chiropractor utilizes manual manipulations and hands-on techniques to relieve tension, strain, and nerve compression. These specialized treatments aim to realign the body, which relieves pain in the affected region and helps with healing.

Contact us for Treatment Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome, chiropractic care can be effective in helping you manage the pain. When you visit us at Balance in Motion in New York, NY, we will assess your condition and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that is designed to reduce the discomfort. Contact us today (646) 867-8877 to schedule an appointment!

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