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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome corresponds to pressure and/or inflammation of a nerve in the wrist, the median nerve. It can cause tingling, weakness, and pain in the hand and fingers.

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What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?


There are different degrees of impairment depending on the symptoms that the patient presents. They include:

  • pain in fingers, hand or arm;

  • hand numbness;

  • tingling, tingling and numbness in the thumb, index and middle finger;

  • thumb weakness and difficulty holding objects.


These symptoms start slowly, they come and go. They are mostly felt at night. At a more advanced stage, pain in the hand and forearm, loss of sensitivity, even loss of strength are increasingly disabling.

Who is affected by carpal tunnel syndrome?

The risk of occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome is increased by:

  • overweight ;

  • pregnancy ;

  • repetitive manual trades or activities (packaging, cleaning, driving, etc.), exposing to vibrations or exercised in the cold;

  • arthritis (ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative osteoarthritis, etc.);

  • certain other diseases such as diabetes or hypothyroidism;

  • a past injury to the wrist

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects women more than men.


How can chiropractic help?


The physical examination as well as the questioning of the patient, by his chiropractor, make it possible to detect it. Initial therapy involves resting the painful area and applying cold to reduce inflammation.


Mobilizations of the joints of the hand and wrist, provided by the chiropractor, as well as therapeutic exercises (stretching and strengthening) can relieve the disorders felt.

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