Carpal Tunnel

How Easily Can You Get Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors including overuse or repetitive motion of the wrist, pregnancy, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, hormonal imbalances, typing on keyboards and other devices for long periods, and holding the same posture while working or playing. Treatment options include wearing a splint to support the wrist; taking anti-inflammatory medications; applying hot or cold packs; receiving physical therapy; getting steroid injections; performing stretching and strengthening exercises; avoiding activities that aggravate the symptoms; getting proper rest; and having surgery if necessary.

The sooner CTS is diagnosed and treated properly, the better chance you have of avoiding more serious complications. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with CTS, be sure to see your doctor right away.

Chiropractic Adjustments

One way a chiropractor can treat carpal tunnel is through adjustments. Adjustments help to realign the bones and joints in your body, which takes pressure off of nerves and other tissues. When performed by a trained professional, adjustments are safe and effective. They can also help to improve range of motion and reduce pain. 

It is important to take steps to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as well. Make sure to practice good posture when typing or using devices; take frequent breaks throughout the day and perform stretches; use ergonomic keyboards, mouse pads, and other tools; avoid activities that require excessive twisting or bending of the wrist; support your wrists while sleeping if necessary; and maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise. With proper prevention and treatment, the effects of CTS can be minimized and managed for long-term relief.