Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Bel Air, MD
What does it feel like?
Most patients complain of numbness, tingling, pain and/or weakness in the hand. This may manifest itself in painful pressure points near finger joints, or even a burning sensation. Pain can also occur in the arm between the elbow and wrist. Because symptoms can vary greatly between individuals and due to the specific cause(s) for each person, it is best to schedule an examination or consultation with your doctor or chiropractor to determine what type of carpal tunnel treatment may be best.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?
Carpal tunnel can be treated without surgery? Yes in some cases. There are many different causes for carpal tunnel syndrome to occur. In some cases non-surgical therapies can be used to heal the area. Early treatment is key before more damage is done.
Pressure anywhere along the nerve in the area can cause the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to occur.
First our doctors will do a comprehensive exam to pinpoint the problem area and form a treatment plan to focus on healing the muscles.
Carpal tunnel treatment employs an array of treatment modalities including ultrasound, ice or heat, and/or electrical stimulation these will control and alleviate pain and inflammation. Manual therapy and massage, therapy will concentrate on the affected muscles. Chiropractic adjustments to the shoulder and elbow will ensure that the joints are working properly. You can adjust other areas beside the spine? Yes any joint can be adjusted and our Doctors have had training in adjusting all areas. Acupuncture is also another option to add to the treatment plan. Once the pain is controlled and the area is healed then we will begin rehabilitative physical therapy exercises to insure the joints and muscles are functioning properly to prevent the symptoms from returning.
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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
A nerve and several tendons run down the arm and through a small space in the wrist called the “carpal tunnel.” This area in the wrist can become narrower through swelling from overuse or injury. The nerve and tendons are then compressed in this narrow space. When the nerves and tendons are compressed this is when the symptoms of pain, discomfort, numbness, tingling, difficulty in using the hand will occur.
How is Carpel Tunnel Syndrome caused?
Just because you feel the symptoms in your wrist or hand does not mean that is where the problems starts. While the majority of the symptoms (pain, neuropathy-numbness, tingling, burning and/or weakness) come from compression in the carpal tunnel, the cause can sometimes come from functional issues in the hand, wrist, arm and/or neck. Remember the wrist is connected to the arm which is connected at the neck. Problems can occur anywhere and cause symptoms up or down the chain.
Causes include injury and trauma such as an auto accident however the most common being over-use and mis-use, such as from typing and texting.