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When people hear the phrase “carpal tunnel,” they often think of the pain, numbness, or tingling that occurs when a major nerve (the median nerve) of the hand is squeezed or compressed. However, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist that protects this nerve and the flexor tendons that bend the fingers and thumb. Carpel tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues of the carpel tunnel swell, putting pressure on the median nerve.

symptoms of of carpal tunnel

  • Wrist pain

  • Tightness in upper forearm muscles

  • Numbness and tingling into the hand, particularly last 3 fingers

  • Weakness of the hand

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common causes of carpal tunnel

The most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome are from our regular daily activities. Activities can be so regular and repetitive that it causes inflammation and swelling in overused parts of the body.

  • Typing for long periods

  • Carrying heavy trays (servers and waitstaff)

  • Grasping type of work (farming, picking plants or produce, etc.)

HOW CAN ADJUSTMENTS AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP?
benefits of chiropractic

relieve discomfort

Exercises, adjustments or splints can help relieve discomfort so you can get back to your life, job, and favorite activities.

reduce pressure & swelling

Proper stretching and exercises can alleviate the pressure and pain that causes carpal tunnel syndrome.

enhance quality of life

Maintenance appointments can help you regain your functionality and maintain a high quality of life.

enhance your every day.

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