Did you know that up to 6% of the general adult population in the United States has a confirmed diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome?
Or that women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome?
If you’ve experienced carpal tunnel, you know that tiny ‘tunnel ’in your wrist can cause big problems! The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that carpal tunnel syndrome is the most prevalent entrapment neuropathy.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause various symptoms that can be frustrating to live with. Many patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome report experiencing numbness, tingling, and weakness in their hands.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is first triggered when swelling occurs within the carpal tunnel. Prolonged pressure on a nerve can cause muscle weakness and permanent injury.
Even placing the smallest amount of stress on this nerve can cause damage, and prolonged pressure on a nerve can lead to a cascade of symptoms.
• Experiencing the feelings of pins and needles in your hand after an extended period of time or performing an activity may warrant a trip to the doctor.
• Early diagnosis is key to preventing severe complications and costly procedures.
• Being aware of what triggers symptoms may be helpful to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from worsening.
Getting a diagnosis early on for carpal tunnel syndrome can be life-changing. Chiropractors can confirm the presence or absence of carpal tunnel syndrome using tests for sensation, strength, and general tactile movement.
We’re also able to rule out other diagnoses and conditions that may mimic the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Finally, we’ll get you started on the road to relief with education about your treatment options.
If you’ve struggled with carpal tunnel syndrome, give us a call today.
Yours in Health,
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