Repetitive motions with one or both hands can lead to a commonly occurring and often painful hand condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Our professional therapists at Metro Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Center in Rockville, MD are experts in treating carpal tunnel symptoms and causes with non-invasive and drug-free treatments.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel?
Carpal tunnel occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed and causes numbness, tingling, or pain in the afflicted hand. Your grip becomes weaker and the pain can increase gradually until you cannot effectively use your hand. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel area at the end of either hand. When injuries or repetitive motion causes restriction in the carpal tunnel and compression on the median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome often occurs.
Signs of Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel often reveals itself with a sudden flash of pain in the lower thumb area. The pain often happens when trying to reach or grasp an item and can flare out from the base of the thumb. Many people experience a weakened grip, pain, soreness, and even numbness as the condition worsens. The numbness, tingling, or pain can become bad enough to feel it in the shoulder area as well as the hands and arms. Most sufferers experience carpal tunnel in the lower hand near the thumb and above the wrist.
Common Carpal Tunnel Treatments
Our chiropractor can initiate a combination of treatments that help your hand to naturally recover from carpal tunnel. Trigger point and massage therapies can alleviate swelling and pain in the hand and wrist. Electric muscle stimulation can help to speed up the flow of blood and bodily fluids in the afflicted area and reduce inflammation and compression on the median nerve. Acupuncture could help to reduce pain without prescribing potentially addictive pain medication. We might also suggest stretching and strengthening exercises for your wrists and hands. Our skilled and experienced chiropractor can deliver a variety of therapies that are effective, affordable, and non-invasive. We will create a personalized treatment plan for you and your condition. This may include a combination of chiropractic treatments and therapies.
Get Carpal Tunnel Relief
If you are feeling continual hand pain due to carpal tunnel syndrome, our specialists at Metro Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Center in Rockville, MD can help. We can work with you to deliver effective treatment and true relief that reduces the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.