Each year, thousands of Americans struggle with stubborn hand and wrist pain. The Injury Center, LLC in Brooklyn, Ohio, can help. Tony Wyrwas, DC, MS, DACBSP, DACRB, is an experienced chiropractor treating carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition can interfere with your ability to keep up with your daily activities. But top-quality chiropractic care can relieve your symptoms without medication or surgery. Let Dr. Wyrwas help you find solutions for your hand and wrist pain. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Carpal Tunnel FAQ
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause wrist pain, tingling, and numbness. In some cases, you may also struggle with weakness or clumsiness in your hands or wrists. You might have trouble with simple tasks like typing on a keyboard or buttoning a shirt.
Other symptoms of carpal tunnel can include:
- Pain that’s worse in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers
- Pain that travels up the arm or shoulder
- Sharp knife-like pain that may feel like an electric shock
- Pain that’s worse at night or early in the morning
These symptoms may improve if you move, stretch, or shake your hand. But over time, your symptoms can slowly worsen. Pain medication may become less effective, and your symptoms may occur more often. If you don’t receive treatment, your condition may become debilitating.
What causes carpal tunnel?
Your wrist is a complex structure. It contains many different bones, tissues, and tendons, including a narrow passageway that leads from your arm to your hand. This area, known as the carpal tunnel, is surrounded by rigid ligaments.
Sometimes, the tissues surrounding your hand and wrist tendons can swell up. Swollen tissues take up more space inside the carpal tunnel. But because the ligaments in this area are so rigid, there’s little space to spare. The swollen tendons inside the carpal tunnel can sometimes press on sensitive nerves, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome has many possible causes but often results from repetitive motion. Performing the same hand or wrist motions repeatedly can cause your tendons to swell. Carpal tunnel is common among office workers, cashiers, hair stylists, musicians, and factory workers.
How is Carpal Tunnel treated?
Carpal tunnel can be difficult to treat, but chiropractic medicine can help. At The Injury Center, LLC, Dr. Wyrwas starts with a careful examination to determine what’s causing your symptoms. Next, he develops a personalized care plan to help you find relief without surgery.
Chiropractic adjustments help restore healthy function in your muscles and joints. They also correct nerve interference in the spine to relieve pain and promote circulation throughout the wrist.
During your adjustment, Dr. Wyrwas uses gentle pressure to loosen tense muscles and shift bones back into place, which can resolve the tingling and numbness that often accompanies carpal tunnel syndrome. He also offers therapeutic exercises to help strengthen weak areas and increase flexibility.