Have you been experiencing numbness, burning or tingling sensations in your hands and fingers? Or weakness and limpness in your wrist? What about sharp sudden pains in your arm?
You might be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, a common work related injury. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is excessive, built-up pressure on the median nerve which is located in the wrist. It can result in decreased function, pain and inflammation in the wrist, hand and fingers. It can be the result of work injury for people who spend much of their day typing, writing, driving or working with their hands.
What Are The Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel?
There are multiple symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, people who suffer from carpal tunnel experience burning, itching, tingling sensations in the wrist, hand and fingers. They may also experience swelling in the fingers, or the feeling of inflammation.
Temperature sensitivity is another symptom as some people lose the ability to decipher between hot and cold. Numbness and lack of feeling can occur. Decreased wrist strength and inability to grip and carry items, pain and tightness bending and extending the elbow and coordination issues can also develop. Over time, thumb muscle deterioration can also occur if the problem isn’t properly treated early on.
What Are The Causes Of Carpal Tunnel?
There are many causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is often the result of a work injury. It commonly affects assembly line workers, drivers, writers and day in and day out typers. Generally, anyone who uses repetitive hand, wrist and finger motions. It can also be caused by caused by cysts, tumors and rheumatoid arthritis.
Tired Of Living With The Pain Of Carpal Tunnel?
Contact our Wilmington, Newark or Dover, Delaware chiropractic offices today to set up an appointment or inquire about our services and to learn how chiropractic doctors can help treat your work injury related carpal tunnel pain and problems.