The uncomfortable sensations caused by carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating and have a negative impact on daily life. Even with attempts to find pain relief, people suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome often still have symptoms.
In our office, Health in Motion Chiropractic, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment is something we do often. There are natural solutions available that have been shown to provide relief.
The carpal tunnel is a space formed by bones and ligaments in the palm of the hand. Carpal Tunnel syndrome takes place when pressure is put on the median nerve which runs through the forearm into the hand. When this nerve is compressed, symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness are common. This can impact sleep, work, and other daily activities.
The goal for carpal tunnel treatment is to release the median nerve from being compressed so that the associated symptoms go away.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by overuse or improper use of the wrist and hand. Chiropractors are doctors that are trained to adjust the wrist as needed and to perform mobility exercises. A simple wrist adjustment can open the space and allow proper nerve flow again. When joints become compressed, it is natural for the surrounding nerves to be affected. The chiropractor releases this compression during the adjustment and results can be noticed within a few sessions.
Graston therapy is another treatment for carpal tunnel that may be able to provide results depending on the cause of the carpal tunnel syndrome. Doctors who use this form of therapy utilize metal tools that work along the length of the surrounding muscle and tendons. By working through the muscle, the area can relax and restrictions are released. This release of tension can allow the ligaments to relax, lengthen and the carpal tunnel space to open.
Trigger points can also be a cause of carpal tunnel syndrome in some cases. When this happens, massage can provide quick relief. Massage therapists are trained to find these trigger points and release them. Much like the Graston therapy, massage therapy works to relax surrounding areas which can open that space. While it may take more than one massage session for complete relief, a decrease in pain is usually noticed right away.
While topical products may not completely cure the carpal tunnel syndrome, they can help relieve symptoms in some cases while treatment for carpal tunnel is taking place. CBD cream is a natural topical cream that can be applied directly to the area of concern. Depending on the type of symptoms you are dealing with, this can provide temporary relief with no side effects.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be frustrating and challenging to deal with. Knowing your options can provide you with many alternatives to find relief overall. For more information on carpal tunnel treatment or for an evaluation, call the office today so our staff can set up a consultation with our doctor.