CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Have you ever felt a tingling sensation in your hand and wrist? It is therefore possible that you have a carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a common symptom among office workers, especially women or musician. 

 

The median nerve is one of the largest nerves branching from the brachial plexus of the arm. It is the only nerve that passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow wrist tunnel structure consisting of ligaments around the wrist bones (carpal). The transverse carpal ligament envelops the palmar surface of the wrist, where the tendons of the flexors of the fingers and the median nerve pass.

 

When this transverse carpal ligament is inflamed, the median nerve may be affected, all of which result in numbness, tingling, or weakness of specific portions of the hand. Untreated, these symptoms can become permanent.

Studies have shown that conservative chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome is significantly effective in the long term in relieving symptoms. Chiropractic manipulations as well as some techniques such as ART or Kinesio-Taping help relieve pressure on the nerve. It should be noted that numbness and tingling in the hand and arm does not always mean that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Consult your chiropractor to find out more.