I remember way-back-when working as a hospital administrator. I would regularly receive sharp pain in my wrists. I just put it down to regular use; However, it wasn’t until later when I decided to switch career did I realise that I may have actually done some long-term damage.
A lot of patients who suffer from wrist pain do so because they have carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a disorder that occurs when there is excessive pressure on the median nerve as it runs through the wrist’s carpal tunnel.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrist?
This can cause many different symptoms, including altered sensation in the wrist, the thumb and the fingers nearest to the thumb, and there is also wrist pain, hand pain, reduced ‘pinch grip’ strength, numbness, tingling or burning in the hand, and pins and needles in the hand.
Patients often find that the symptoms are worse at night, and in severe cases, the squashing of the nerve can cause the muscle at the thumb’s base to begin to waste. This highlights why it is vital to seek treatment as quickly as possible to make sure you do not get to this stage. There are a lot of different treatment routes that you can go down. Most people find that chiropractic adjustment is a good solution for pain and problems like this.
What causes this problem in the wrist?
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the pressure inside the tunnel becomes too much, which is why the median nerve is then compressed, and this can happen as a result of one of two things. The first is that the contents of your carpal tunnel have enlarged, i.e. your tendons, blood vessels, or median nerve. The other possibility is that the carpal tunnel space has decreased, and this happens when the wrist swells, which is often the case after a traumatic injury.
Book an appointment with a specialist as soon as possible
If you think you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, you are advised to book an appointment as quickly as possible, and when you arrive at a chiropractic practice, they will begin the process of diagnosing the condition.
This is vital, as it is imperative to determine what is causing carpal tunnel syndrome so that they can provide you with the best course of treatment. They will carry out a thorough examination, including various tests, such as the median nerve compression test, to get to the root of the problem, and then they will put together a plan that is fully based on your condition.
What sort of techniques are used by chiropractors for this condition?
There are many different techniques that experienced specialists will use to treat this issue, including stretching exercises to open the carpal tunnel, posture exercises, muscle, and soft tissue extensibility as well as tendon and nerve gliding exercises so that unrestricted nerve motion returns. They will also provide you with all of the information and education you need to manage your condition at home to aid in a quick recovery.
We hope that this has helped you to get some insight into your condition if you are currently experiencing pain in your wrist. No matter the issue, quick treatment is always advised.