Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve, which runs through the carpal tunnel. It causes severe pain and is more common in women than men. Thankfully, chiropractic care can help you manage your carpal tunnel symptoms.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment with our Chiropractor in Philadelphia
Our chiropractor in Philadelphia can diagnose and treat your carpal tunnel syndrome. Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome often involves trying to reproduce the symptoms. Our chiropractor may ask you to perform certain movements with your wrists, or pressure may be applied to your wrists. Once your carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed, our chiropractor may recommend one or more treatment options, including rest, wrist braces, ultrasound, chiropractic adjustments and corrective exercises.
Rest and Wrist Braces
Carpal tunnel is caused by a compression of the median nerve, which can cause pain from the elbow into the hand. Resting your wrist and hand and immobilizing it with wrist braces can help with the pain and lower some of the inflammation. The brace also prevents you from injuring your wrist while it is healing. We may also recommend ice or cold packs to reduce inflammation and pain.
Ultrasound therapy is beneficial for relaxing the muscles and soft tissues in your wrist, which provides pain relief and helps with inflammation. The treatment involves the use of an ultrasound wand that is placed against your skin. The wand emits radio waves that penetrate deep into your soft tissues to help you heal.
If the bones in your wrist are out of alignment, they can narrow the carpal tunnel, compressing your median nerve. Realigning the joints in your wrist can give your nerve more room and reduce soft tissue inflammation.
To schedule an appointment for your wrist and hand pain, call our office at 215-725-2000.
What benefits have you noticed from receiving chiropractic care for your carpal tunnel syndrome?