Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Perth CBD
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The carpal tunnel is a passageway in your wrist through which the median nerve, blood vessels and tendons transit. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy which involves pressure placed on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel syndrome typically presents with pins and needles in your thumb, index and middle fingers. You might also notice a clumsiness and weakness of your hand, with occasional referral of pain into your wrist, elbow and sometimes even shoulder. Often people report numbness and night pain, which is relieved by shaking of their hands.
There are various causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, with the most common being overuse of the wrists and fingers. Other causes include trauma, local obstruction, and any systemic change which can cause generalised swelling (such as pregnancy, obesity and diabetes).
How Chiropractic May Help
Our Perth CBD chiropractors are well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. They will perform an appropriate examination to determine the cause and treat it accordingly. Treatment options may include mobilisation or manipulation of the joints in the wrist, as well as stretching of muscles in the forearm. Advice on exercises and ergonomics which may provide further benefit and quicker recovery will be incorporated into your management.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t have to disrupt your everyday life. Book an appointment with one of our chiropractors today!