Carpal tunnel syndrome can limit your ability to write, use your keyboard, or even easily operate your smartphone. It can also cause nerve damage and potential muscle waste, changing the appearance and operation of your hands. At Specific Care Chiropractic, our health care professionals’ Pompano Beach carpal tunnel syndrome treatment plan can help you regain mobility, including fine and gross motor skills.
Before we custom-build a plan for your restorative care, we want to hear about the cause of your current condition. We also want to know about your symptoms and what you hope to gain from treatment. Our team makes sure to take your lifestyle, the demands of your job, and your recovery goals into account when developing your treatment. We never give you a generic plan or leave you on your own.
Our team uses physiotherapy, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments on your extremities to provide relief.
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a gradual disorder that can start with a slight ache or twinge in the wrist and become increasingly incapacitating over time. Effectively treating it starts with a definitive diagnosis. If you suspect carpal tunnel is affecting you, our health care team can help you explore beneficial recovery options.
Symptoms to look out for include:
- Difficulty grabbing or lifting objects
- Weakness in one or both hands
- Pain or numbness in one or both hands
- Swelling and tingling in your fingers
Note that these symptoms can mimic those of other ailments, so you will want to consult a team member for a complete and accurate diagnosis. Once your diagnosis is confirmed, we can start working on developing your treatment plan.
Discover the Cause of Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Knowing the cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome is important for two reasons: it can help you avoid worsening your current condition and help us plan the right course of treatment for you. Mayo Clinic research points to the following commonly reported causes of carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Thyroid disorders
- Kidney failure
In addition, medications used to treat breast cancer might sometimes lead to carpal tunnel. Pregnancy may also cause it because expectant mothers often retain fluids.
Every exam and office visit at Specific Care Chiropractic starts with a conversation about your unique circumstances and treatment goals. It gives you a chance to tell us about your condition and us a chance to develop or update your treatment plan.
Targeted Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
When you get carpal tunnel care in Pompano Beach, we ensure your treatment is specific to your situation. At Specific Care Chiropractic, our team treats the whole client, not just your hands. For instance, we make sure you master the stretching and gliding techniques in our office so you know they are being performed correctly at home.
We also take time to get to know you and create custom treatments and services. Our goal is to help you regain as much hand motion and flexibility as possible so you can get back to being you and feeling like yourself.
Chiropractic Adjustments on Your Extremities
Extremities manipulation is a highly specialized medical practice. Our team uses a combination of dynamic thrusts and joint manipulation to relieve pain and discomfort. If the pain you experience radiates, we can also use manipulation techniques that realign your spinal column for all-over relief.
Manipulations and adjustments help correct your posture over multiple sessions as your body adjusts and gets reinvigorated. Adjustments can be soothing and help you feel better from your head to your feet.
In some patients, this condition can be part of a larger problem. If carpal tunnel syndrome is a symptom rather than a standalone diagnosis, our team carefully selects from the following physiotherapy techniques to help improve overall posture and relieve troubling symptoms:
- Corrective care
- Massage therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation therapy
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
Part of quality health care is quality self-care, so we also make sure you go home with a set of easy-to-perform, gentle stretches and exercises that help your treatment goals stay on the right track. Your optimal recovery is our team’s goal.
Median Nerve Glides
Our team will teach you this strengthening exercise technique, perform it with you, then show you how to keep the pace going at home. It lightly stretches the median nerve that runs along your upper limb and brachial plexus and extends into your hands and fingers. This gentle exercise is comfortable to perform and can help increase your dexterity and relieve pain.
This exercise involves extending your palms and pulling your fingers back to stretch the muscles and ligaments in your hands and arms. It increases flexibility and relieves tension and achiness.
Similar to the extension stretch but positioned slightly differently, flexion stretches help keep your hands and wrists functioning and flexible. Both types of stretches can become part of your daily exercise routine.
See What Our Patients Say About Our Health Care Team
Our team believes outstanding patient care starts as soon as you walk into our office, so we work hard to ensure you have a great experience. Previous clients say:
“They took excellent care of me then just like they are doing now…Thank you to all the staff for providing answers and some relief from my pain.” — Jennifer Long
“I love this place! Dr Rivera is wonderful and so is everyone in the office…Within a very short period of time I was feeling fine…They’re great!” — Barbara Montellanico
“The folks here are all great. They’re friendly, courteous, and respectful…They have great communication and explain what they’re doing and why.” — Tony Swanson
Your optimal health is our only goal. You can learn more about our health care team and our commitment to excellence in patient care during your consultation.
Schedule Your Pompano Beach Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Is carpal tunnel syndrome affecting your ability to work and go about your daily life in Pompano Beach? Our carpal tunnel syndrome treatment specialists can help relieve your pain. Contact a member of our Specific Care Chiropractic team to get started: (239) 369-9109.