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If you suffer from chronic wrist pain and stiffness or feel numbness and tingling in the regions between your elbows and your fingers, you’re likely suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel typically isn’t wholly debilitating, but it certainly can cause constant discomfort, even when your hands aren’t in use. Often, this condition has a companion issue known as tendinitis (or tendonitis) that also contributes to the numbness and tingling that radiates through the arms and hands.
Our Philadelphia chiropractor can diagnose carpal tunnel and tendinitis after a consultation and thorough physical examination. Carpal tunnel occurs when the nerve running down the forearm to the hand—the median nerve— becomes compressed in the narrow tunnel within the wrist. The pinching of this nerve is what causes the tingling, numbness and pain that occurs in the hands, wrists, and fingers.
Tendinitis, or tendonitis, can happen anywhere in the body. It occurs when tendons attach muscles to bone due to inflammation and irritation in the region. Due to their similar nature, these two conditions often occur concurrently in the arms, exacerbating your discomfort and limiting your range of motion in the affected areas.
Both of these conditions are typically caused through repetitious use or sudden injuries of varying kinds. Several activities that can cause symptoms of carpal tunnel and tendinitis. Sudden jolts while your arms are extended such as when you have a car accident, are enjoying an amusement park ride, or even hitting a baseball can initiate the development of inflammation that propels these issues.
Occupations that require you to use your arms and hands in the same fashion daily like typing, working with tools, playing musical instruments, or working on an assembly line are also culprits. Even nerve interference in the neck and spine can cause carpal tunnel and tendonitis symptoms, but fortunately, there’s help waiting for you at Oxford Rehabilitation Center.
While surgical procedures and anti-inflammatory medications are often recommended by allopathic medical practitioners, our chiropractor in Philadelphia can utilize natural, non-invasive techniques to help alleviate carpal tunnel symptoms. Some techniques we use include chiropractic adjustments. If a subluxation or misalignment in the spine is the cause of your symptoms, a chiropractic adjustments and ultrasound therapy can alleviate nerve interferences in the back, wrists and neck. We also may recommend wrist supports to help stabilize the area and prevent future carpal tunnel and tendinitis pain.
Stop into the Oxford Rehabilitation Clinic’s office at 6735 Harbison Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, or give us a call at 215-725-2000 to schedule a no-obligation consultation about your carpal tunnel pain. Our Philadelphia chiropractor will customize a treatment plan designed to address your discomfort and symptoms quickly. Don’t spend another day limited by tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, call our team today!