Pain, numbness, and tingling in your palm and fingers are common signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. Prevent damage and regain the full use of your hands by getting immediate specialized care at Mt. Rose Chiropractic in Reno, Nevada. The practice specializes in nonsurgical, drug-free therapy to help you feel 100%. Call today or use the convenient contact form to schedule a consultation with Curtis Potts, DC, a board-certified chiropractic specialist with years of experience.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem with your median nerve, the nerve running from your hand to your forearm. The median nerve passes through a structure called the carpal tunnel, and carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this nerve gets compressed in the carpal tunnel.
The condition is often painful and also causes symptoms like weakness or numbness in your hand and wrist.
Carpal tunnel typically affects adults; Women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel than men. Workers in specific industries are more prone to develop carpal tunnel, including those employed in:
Typing and other repetitive motions may provoke carpal tunnel too.
You’ll usually notice symptoms in your dominant hand first, and the pain is often severe. While the signs of carpal tunnel vary, common symptoms include the following:
It’s common to experience these sensations in the palm of your hand or fingers. Because many people sleep with their wrists flexed, your symptoms first appear in many cases during your sleep.
As symptoms worsen, you may start feeling tingling during the day. You may notice you’ve lost grip strength or have trouble grasping small objects.
Dr. Potts examines your hands, arms, shoulders, and neck to assess whether your symptoms are related to daily activities or an underlying disorder.
He may perform a carpal compression test. This test involves applying moderate pressure directly on the carpal tunnel and the underlying median nerve. He may recommend X-rays or other tests to complete your diagnosis.
Dr. Potts creates a comprehensive treatment plan for you. The program may include rest and immobilizing your wrist, along with:
The goal is to relieve inflammation and restore normal function to your hand and wrist.
If you’re worried about carpal tunnel, you can rely on Dr. Potts for specialized care to help you feel 100% again. Call today or use the convenient contact form.