Carpal Tunnel Treatment Can Restore Functionality
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in hands and wrists, affecting your performance at work and your ability to participate in leisure activities. At Texas Injury Clinic in Forth Worth, TX, we offer effective carpal tunnel treatment to reduce discomfort and restore your ability to engage in life freely. Our highly-experienced doctors can help you avoid surgery with chiropractic care, physical therapy, and spinal decompression, as well as assist with post-treatment rehabilitation. If necessary, we also provide diagnostic and work assessment services.
About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a localized form of peripheral neuropathy that affects hands. The median nerve, along with tendons and ligaments, runs from the inner forearm to the hand through an area on the wrist called the carpal tunnel. If tendons and ligaments in the carpal tunnel become swollen or inflamed, they press against the median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Symptoms of this condition can include:
- Pain, tingling, and numbness in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers
- Tenderness in the wrist or forearm
- Increased discomfort at night, with sleep disturbances
- Weakness in the thumb and hand
- Difficulty gripping objects firmly
In addition to discomfort, carpal tunnel syndrome can effect joint mobility, causing decreased range of motion and impaired motor function. To avoid permanent damage, it is important to treat carpal tunnel syndrome in a timely fashion.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Repetitive hand movement required by daily work tasks can lead to carpal tunnel. The condition is common among people who use computers all day or work on an assembly line. In addition, those who work consistently with their hands, including carpenters, mechanics, and musicians, may suffer symptoms. Individuals who have health conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure have also been shown to be at increased risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Sometimes, pain and numbing sensations in the wrist and hand come from an unexpected source. Compression in the upper spine and neck can put pressure on nerves, causing radiating pain, numbness, and tingling. In these cases, targeted chiropractic care can often effectively manage the condition.
At Texas Injury Clinic, we offer several treatment options to help relieve carpal tunnel symptoms. During your first visit, you will meet with our team for a personalized consultation. We can conduct a thorough examination and take digital images if needed. Using this information, your doctor can identify the source of your symptoms and provide effective, targeted treatment recommendations.
Our chiropractors can perform physical and occupational hand therapy, including manipulation, connective tissue massage, cryotherapy, and trigger point therapy. There are many trigger points that can produce symptoms similar to those of carpal tunnel, including referred pain from the wrist flexors and extensor, the triceps, and the scalene and trapezius muscles.
Our chiropractors can perform physical and occupational hand therapy, including manipulation, connective tissue massage, cryotherapy, and trigger point therapy.
In some cases, chiropractic adjustments, as well as spinal decompression, can provide relief from symptoms. Dr. Mark Williams and his team can also prescribe at-home rehabilitative techniques, including stretching and gripping exercises, to help restore mobility and strength.
If you have carpal tunnel syndrome because of repetitive job tasks, you may have a workers’ compensation claim. Our office offers work injury treatment and can provide a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) for your insurer. We treat a number of work-related conditions, and can provide referrals for legal help with your workers’ compensation claim, if needed.
Seek Treatment Today
Texas Injury Clinic has helped many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome find nonsurgical relief from pain and disability. Our treatment team includes bilingual doctors for Spanish-speaking patients. For prompt attention, please call us at (817) 624-7222 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.