If you find yourself typing in front of a computer or working in an office setting, you might have noticed that you are now suffering from debilitating pain and other symptoms associated with your wrist. Unfortunately, this can be due to carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a syndrome that affects many office workers and students alike. It can be painful, and debilitating at times.
Fortunately, there is help available for your carpal tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel symptoms. At Eastland Chiropractic in Twin Falls, ID, our chiropractor can help provide treatment that is effective and can help you work in front of a computer without pain.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by the compression of the median nerve. The median nerves all the way from the top of the shoulder down the forearm and to the wrist. Depending on your ergonomics at work or at your office, long periods of typing and working in front of a computer can cause this nerve to be compressed.
Compression of the median nerve can lead to symptoms including:
- Weakness in the wrists
- Numbness or tingling in the wrists or forearms
- Pain in the wrists
- Sensation of pins and needles
- Muscle cramps and twitching
These symptoms can be strange and debilitating at times. Without treatment, carpal tunnel can get worse and continue to pose a threat to your work or school life.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor will determine if your symptoms are due to carpal tunnel or another condition. Using a physical exam and chiropractic techniques, they will be able to effectively reduce the pain in your wrists and reduce symptoms like numbness and tingling.
Some of the chiropractic techniques they might offer include:
- Massages of the area around the forearms to reduce inflammation
- Muscle stretches to increase mobility and reduce spasms
- Immobilizing the area using a splint, bandage, or wrist band
- Lifestyle advice, such as changing your work ergonomics to prevent the median nerve from being compressed
It's important for you to listen to the advice of our chiropractor in order to prevent your carpal tunnel symptoms from returning.
Contact Us to Get Help for Carpal Tunnel
Our chiropractic care team is here to help you find relief from carpal tunnel and other musculoskeletal ailments. You don't have to deal with the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome by yourself. Visit our Twin Falls, ID, clinic today and call Eastland Chiropractic to set up an appointment! Our office can be reached at (208) 734-7077.