Wrist Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist pain from carpal tunnel syndrome has many causes, including injuries sustained in accidents, repetitive motion, and poor work ergonomics. It's a fairly common disorder that our Aurora chiropractor at Metro Denver Accident & Injury Centers has extensive experience treating. For your convenience, we also operate clinics in Westminster and Lakewood. If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, seek treatment as soon as possible for the best treatment outcomes. Chiropractic care is an effective method of addressing wrist pain because it is natural and non-invasive.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve extends from the neck and down the arm into a passageway in the wrist that's known as the carpal tunnel. From there, it passes into the hand where it branches off. If this nerve becomes inflamed, it often leads to impingement of the median nerve inside of the carpal tunnel. Poor workplace ergonomics are a common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. Excessive vibration, prolonged or excessive wrist flexing, and long hours of computer work are all believed to contribute to wrist pain.
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome appear gradually. Numbness in all fingers except the little finger is a subtle early symptom. This numbness slowly spreads across the entire hand, leading to weakness and difficulty grasping objects. Wrist pain and shooting pain are other common indications of carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Our Aurora Chiropractor Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our carpal tunnel syndrome treatment both relieves the symptoms and heals the root cause of the disorder. After a thorough examination of the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands, our chiropractor may perform adjustments of the cervical spine, elbow, and wrist. Chiropractic care aims to reduce inflammation of the median nerve, restoring range of motion and relieving wrist pain.
Other treatment modalities we may use are ultrasound therapy and wrist splints. Home strengthening and stretching exercises might also be recommended. Upon your first visit, our Aurora chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system, identify the underlying causes of your wrist pain, and plan treatment accordingly.
Visit Us for Carpal Tunnel Wrist Pain
If you believe that you are experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial. The longer that proper care and treatment are delayed, the more severe your symptoms are likely to become. At Metro Denver Accident & Injury Centers, our chiropractor has years of experience treating the wrist pain of patients in Westminster, Lakewood, Aurora, and the surrounding communities. For more information about carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, work ergonomics, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (720) 773-6334.