Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab blends chiropractic treatment with physical therapy for a more well-rounded treatment plan than either treatment individually. There are many issues that might cause a patient to seek treatment from one of our licensed chiropractors or physical therapists including carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team of professionals can help relieve pain now as well as reduce the chance of future pain episodes by employing a variety of techniques designed to improve range of motion, flexibility and strength. If you are battling carpal tunnel and want pain relief, call Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab to schedule a time for carpal tunnel treatment in Chambersburg, PA at your convenience.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve is a nerve that runs from the forearm to the palm. When this nerve becomes compressed, it causes pain to shoot through your wrist and hand. Often, the carpal tunnel, a combination of ligament and bones, houses the median nerve, and when it becomes inflamed it compresses the nerve leading to discomfort or numbness.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel?
Typically, the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is not an issue with the median nerve itself. Rather, several factors that gradually increase pressure on the nerve in the carpal tunnel are usually to blame.
One of the most significant factors in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome is genetic predisposition. Simply, some people have smaller carpal tunnels than others, making it so they are more likely to compress the nerves and tendons in their carpal tunnel than those with larger carpal tunnels.
Other common causes of wrist and hand pain from carpal tunnel syndrome include swelling from a physical injury such as a sprain or broken bone, repeated and prolonged use of hand-held vibrating tools and fluid retention.
Typically, the condition will only occur in adults, and the dominant hand will be affected first and experience more pain than the non-dominant hand. The presence of metabolic disorders such as diabetes are at a greater risk for carpal tunnel and women are three times as likely to contract the condition as men.
Carpal tunnel treatment can include various stretches and exercises supervised by a physical therapist. In addition, wearing a splint or other supportive brace can help your wrist improve blood flow and reduce compression on the nerve. Schedule your carpal tunnel treatment in Chambersburg, PA with Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab today.