What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
-Do you ever get pain, numbness or tingling around the thumb or around 2-3 fingers only?
-Are your symptoms worse at night?
-Do you have problems of gripping or feeling clumsy?
It could be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Having a history of repeated external pressure on the tunnel OR having prolonged wrist use in full extension or full flexion.
Other causes could be pregnancy, Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis.
A blood test may be needed to also assess if you are vitamin B deficient.
How can Health Wise Chiropractic help?
- we will assess the muscles and joints around the wrist, elbow and neck to assess nerve function. Most commonly we adjust the lunate carpal bone as thats the main problem.
The treatment cycle that is usually recommended that research has shown is the best is
- 3 times a week for 2 weeks, 2 times for 2 weeks and then 1 treatment a week for 4 weeks. We use ultrasound therapy over the carpal tunnel combined with chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy.
If you want more information. Please call Health Wise Chiropractic 03 9467 7889 or book online to see one of our Chiropractors in Sunbury or Bundoora Today!