With more and more people entering the workforce with technology, it should be no surprise that the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome is also on the rise. Carpal tunnel often manifests in people who work with a lot of repetitive motion for their jobs, and more often in women. These jobs can be anything repetitive such as factory work, typing jobs, sewing work, etc. Many people are surprised to learn that something as simple as working on their computer can cause them such pain and grievances! However, with the help of a chiropractor, you can actually help ease and sometimes eliminate your carpal tunnel symptoms.
Your carpal tunnel is an area of your forearm where many nerves, tendons and vessels go through to your hand. When these areas are inflamed from repetitive use, the nerves can be compressed, causing numbness, pain, and in some cases, inability to move hands and fingers properly. When you come to a chiropractor, they don’t just work with your back, but can also help to manipulate the areas that affect the carpal tunnel, providing relief. These can include areas like your back, shoulder, forearm and even your wrist joints. With a knowledgeable chiropractor, the right preventative measures moving forward and protection for your carpal tunnel, you might find that your carpal tunnel symptoms can be greatly alleviated.
At Mapleview Chiropractic Centre, we want to help everyone keep their mobility in their hands and fingers as much as possible by minimizing carpal tunnel damages and pain. Please give us a call today if you are experiencing problems due to repetitive motions.