Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause chronic pain, burning, and weakness in your hands. Getting relief from these symptoms can allow you to return to work and your other regular activities with less pain. But where can you start treatment?
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we create a unique treatment plan for every patient. Our physicians use chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy services, and a holistic approach to Hollywood carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. We can assess your carpal tunnel syndrome and a treatment plan customized to meet your needs. Call (239) 369-9109 to schedule your initial intake exam with our doctors.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment
Many believe you only get carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) from typing, but this is far from the truth. Many people who type never develop the condition, and many with a CTS diagnosis never type.
The pain, numbness, and other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome occur because there is too much pressure on the median nerve. The median nerve supplies movement and feeling to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger. It runs from the palm up to the forearm. It runs through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway surrounded by other structures.
Symptoms occur when the carpal tunnel becomes inflamed or constricts the median nerve for some other reason. This is more common in women because they generally have smaller hands and less space around the nerve. Yet, the condition can still occur in men.
Symptoms of Carpel Tunnel
Per Mayo Clinic, the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel occur in the fingers, hand, wrist, and forearm. These symptoms include:
- Aching pains
- Sharp pains
- Loss of grip strength
Someone may also experience radiating pain that extends from their wrist to their arms and shoulders. The symptoms one experiences from carpel tunnel syndrome can depend on their age, physical composition, and pre-existing complications.
What Are the Causes of Carpal Tunnel?
There is no known cause for most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, although repetitive motions with the fingers, hands, or wrists could play a role. Other causes could include:
- Arthritis or other joint and bone diseases
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause
- Frequent changes in blood glucose levels
- Wrist injuries, such as breaks, strains, or sprains
- Genetics, as carpal tunnel syndrome frequently occurs in families
Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome prescribed by many doctors include the following:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation
- Splinting the hand and wrist
- Rest, especially from repetitive finger and wrist motions
- Surgery to release the pressure on the nerve
Our team aims to address the cause of your condition without resorting to invasive surgeries. Studies show that physiotherapy can be especially beneficial for those with carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Our experience has shown this is true for many of our patients, as well.
Specific Care Chiropractic Creates a Unique Treatment Plan for Your Condition
The Specific Care Chiropractic team uses evidence-based chiropractic techniques and physiotherapy services to address a range of musculoskeletal injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome. We know how distracting and disabling chronic pain, numbness, and weakness in your hands can be. We want to help you recover and regain the strength you lost.
When you meet with our team for your intake examination, we will ask some questions about your condition, symptoms, diagnosis (if you have one), and current treatment regimen. We also take x-rays and use other imaging scans to better understand your condition and needs.
We use this information about your carpal tunnel syndrome to build a treatment plan that targets your problem areas. As you progress through this plan, we will continue to assess your condition and adjust your treatment as necessary. We want you to walk away from our office feeling better than you did before.
Prescribed Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Hollywood
Our treatment plans for carpal tunnel syndrome focus primarily on physiotherapy techniques. Also known as physical therapy, these services allow our patients to rehabilitate their hands and arms, rebuild strength, and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Physiotherapy treatments used in these cases vary but could include:
- Rehabilitative therapy to reduce inflammation and heal the injuries
- Stretching and strengthening therapy to regain and maintain strength
- Corrective care to address flare-ups
- Massage, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapies to relax muscles and provide pain relief
In addition to a full menu of physical therapy options, our chiropractors often provide extremity manipulation for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. This type of joint manipulation rotates the hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders to provide relief. You could also receive other chiropractic adjustments if we identify another cause of your condition.
Our Team Provides Support for Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A carpal tunnel diagnosis can affect your life in several ways. Our team wants to reduce your pain and symptoms, eliminating these adverse effects. Our physiotherapists can also provide targeted therapies that help you relearn or build strength for certain activities.
We can also provide a note showing you visited the doctor or describe your injuries to your employer if you struggle to keep up at work or have a hard time with certain work-related tasks. We often find not being able to perform their job as expected is a major stressor for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
If your carpal tunnel syndrome appears to be related to an on-the-job injury, we can provide documentation and medical records to your attorney or for your workers’ compensation file. We also work with legal teams handling personal injury cases when necessary.
Contact Our Office to Discuss Hollywood Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Specific Care Chiropractic is accepting new patients for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment in Hollywood. We have a team member available to answer your questions, explain how our fees work, and discuss what to expect during your initial intake examination.
Call (239) 369-9109 to make an appointment for your exam.