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Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel in Woodbridge

wrist painAt Vellore Chiropractic & Wellness Centre we frequently treat people suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, becomes compressed or squeezed at the wrist. This is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand that houses the median nerve and the tendons that flex the fingers. The median nerve also carries feeling from the palm side of the thumb, as well as second and third digits and part of the fourth digit, upwards to the spine and brain.

Symptoms usually start gradually and include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Pain in the hand and wrist
  • Difficulty with task such as driving or reading a book
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills
  • Weakness of hand or finger grip

What causes CTS?

Contributing factors to the cause and progression of CTS can include trauma or injury to the wrist, especially repetitive stresses or activities. Even a history of a previous car accident, whether recent or years earlier, can be a risk factor. Less directly, health conditions that cause swelling, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and fluid retention during pregnancy can also lead to these symptoms. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The disorder usually occurs only in adults.

Surgery and drugs are not the only options

Your medical doctor may recommend surgery, however, the long-term success rates of surgical procedures hovers around 15%. In patients that have undergone surgery, 85% of them report a return of the symptoms after 6 months to up to 7 years later.

Another common solution offered by medical doctors is drugs, which only mask the symptoms without correcting any problem or facilitating any healing. These drugs prescribed may carry dangerous or significant side effects that interfere with daily life.

FAQs

Should I wear a wrist brace for my CTS?

A brace is often prescribed to help protect the wrist and keep it immobilized. While it may alleviate some symptoms, wearing a brace doesn’t address the malfunctioning joints that are causing the problem. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause.

How many visits will I need?

It’s important to know that not everyone is going to see a difference in one visit. Sometimes it will take a few more.

I’ve previously had surgery for my CTS; can chiropractic still benefit me?

If you have had surgery for CTS in the past, then chiropractic care may not prove beneficial. That’s because once your body undergoes surgery, it’s not in the original design. That’s why we encourage those with CTS to seek chiropractic first before surgery.

Drug-free Treatments can Help

Safe, gentle and effective physiotherapy for treating carpal tunnel syndrome is available without resorting to and relying on drugs or surgery. Our physiotherapists offer several treatment options available to help you restore proper function and get you back to living your life.

Call (905) 417-5272 to book your physiotherapy appointment now!


Chiropractic Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Woodbridge ON | (905) 417-5272