If you find yourself doing a lot of repetitive motion with your hands, you have a high risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. There are several different causes of this problem, and it can sometimes require corrective surgery. If you’re looking for an alternative to carpal tunnel surgery, the staff at Madeira Chiropractic & Rehabilitation might be able to help come see us today.
How to Reduce the Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
There are several things you can do to reduce the risk and side effects of carpal tunnel syndrome. Usually, these involve minor lifestyle or habit changes. Here are three simple steps you can take today.
Keep Your Wrists Straight
Keeping your wrists straight prevents strain on the muscles and nerves. Bending your wrists for prolonged periods of time can result in serious pain a loss of strength in your hands.
Change Your Grip
Carrying coffee mugs or other objects with only your forefinger and your thumb puts a lot of strain on your wrists. Try carrying objects with your whole hand instead. It is also suggested that you change the way you’re holding an object after you’ve been holding it for more than 15 minutes
If you’re doing the same motion over and over again, slowing down your speed can reduce the strain your putting on your wrists and hands.
For more information about how to prevent or treat carpal tunnel syndrome, contact our office at (717) 263-8919. We can help lower your pain and keep you from needing surgery.