Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When you have pain in your hand, the problem could be carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a set of symptoms that center on the hand and the fingers other than the pinkie. There is a nerve in the hand called the median nerve that can be affected when there is extra pressure put on it. The compression of this nerve can cause you to feel tingling in your hand or to have numbness there. The condition may also make the affected hand and the arm feel weak. The carpal tunnel is in the hand on the palm side. This area is very narrow and has ligaments and bones around it.
There are several things that can cause someone to have carpal tunnel syndrome. One of the most common of these is when the hand is used in repetitive motions for a long time. A patient may also have it caused by specific health problems. There are carpal tunnel treatments that can provide joint pain relief for the area. To get chiropractic care for your condition, call our Austin, TX, office to make an appointment with a chiropractor on our team. We at Four Point Family Chiropractic are here to help.
Watch for Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When people start to develop this condition, it might begin with very mild signs. However, these will get worse as the condition progresses. You might start to notice that your hand and most of its fingers start to tingle or feel numb. It's usually present in the thumb and other fingers other than the pinkie. It may also start to make the area feel like it's being shocked with electricity. Sometimes, the strange feelings in the hand can begin with the wrist and then go into the arm. If you hold something small, you may have symptoms that get worse. Some patients feel strong feelings in their affected hand that will wake them up at night. Some patients have numbness constantly. If you have weakness in your hand, it may cause you to drop objects.
How Carpal Tunnel Works
Every patient has a median nerve that goes from the arm and into the carpal tunnel and then into the hand. The nerve provides much of the sensation in the palm side of your hand and in your fingers other than your pinkie. Pressure put on the nerve causes the nerve to be irritated and the area to become inflamed.
Get Carpal Tunnel Treatments
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, there are carpal tunnel treatments that can help with joint pain relief. To get chiropractic care for your condition, contact Four Points Family Chiropractic at (512) 345-9355 (WELL), we are here to help.