Carpal tunnel, a condition where the median nerve becomes squeezed at the wrist, is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies that exists. Leaving the illness untreated in it’s early stages can lead to permanent damage in the median nerve or the wasting of muscles at the base of the thumb. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, symptoms of carpal tunnel start gradually and can include:
- Frequent burning or tingling in the palm of the hand and fingers
- Fingers may feel swollen or senseless but appear normal
- Difficulty gripping small items and/or balling fist
Since most people sleep with their wrists flexed, many notice symptoms in one or both of their wrists in the evening. Over time, this can carry over into the day. There are several known causes of carpal tunnel, with the most common being a congenital predisposition where the carpal tunnel is smaller than average. Diagnosis and treatment upon feeling the symptoms is of extreme importance.
The carpal tunnel treatment we offer to diagnosed patients at Petett Chiropractic is safe, less costly and time consuming than surgery, not to mention its drug-free. Contact us at (425) 277-2225 for an appointment to start your relief today!
Carpal Tunnel Fact Sheet – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke