Carpal tunnel syndrome can be referred as a sensation of tingling due to swelling or pressure on the median nerve of your wrist. This pressure is caused by narrowing of the carpal tunnel located at the junction of your wrist and hand. Tingling sensation can also be followed by weakness in the arm. In some acute cases, if the arm stops working a surgical procedure is required. If you experience numbness or stinging in all the fingers of your hand excluding the small finger (the nerves of the small finger are separate), then you can be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome for which you need to contact your MMT chiropractor.
The causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are as follows:
- Repeated hand movements
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated in the following ways:
- Home care: Avoiding unnecessary movements of the wrist and exercising on a daily basis.
- Medicines: Various anti-inflammatory drugs can be prescribed by your doctor for reducing inflammation in the median nerve.
- Mechanical Motion Therapy: MMT is a painless way of curing carpal tunnel syndrome. It helps to avoid surgical procedures and has no disadvantages. For the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, MMT is the best resort. Initially, your MMT chiropractor will conduct some tests in order to verify the cause of the problem. These tests can include some scans and blood tests. After the tests, he can perform some manipulations and guide you in some movements to loosen up the muscles of your wrist. This will help in widening of the carpal tunnel and the pressure on your veins will reduce. Your chiropractor can also suggest various exercises in tandem using mechanical motion therapy to keep the muscles of your wrists relaxed. For further details, visit http://www.mechanicalmotiontherapy.com/or call on 724-260-6060.