CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME IS A LEADING CAUSE OF TIME LOST AT WORK

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common soft tissue repetitive strain injury, a leading cause of time lost at work, and also a top reason for chronic sleep loss.

Many people are diagnosed with CTS and experience symptoms such as tingling, numbness, burning and pain in parts of the hands and wrists or sometimes the inability to grasp. This annoying syndrome affects people interrupting their sleep and hindering their work and activities.

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.  The carpal “tunnel” is a narrow passageway in the wrist and allows the median nerve to pass through. Any swelling of the carpal tunnel can cause compression on the median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome and potentially cutting off or limiting feeling and movement to portions of the hand.

The result may be numbness, weakness, or sometimes pain in the hand and wrist, or occasionally in the forearm and arm.  Women are three times as prone to developing the condition as men. This may be due to the smaller size of most women’s carpal tunnel.

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME TREATMENT

Left untreated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can cause permanent damage to the hand or thumb. Seeking non-invasive treatments first is always recommended. Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment for CTS.

Dr. Chris Hummel has helped many patients recover from CTS, soft tissue disorders and repetitive stress injuries. Dr. Hummel can evaluate your injury, and recommend methods of treatment. If you think you may have  CTS, call for a free consult and evaluation at 314-838-8780.

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