Due to many people spending a lot of their day typing on the computer, carpal tunnel syndrome is being recognized more frequently. This is because repetitive motions of the hands and wrists, like typing, can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. It all begins with the median nerve, which extends from the arm and enters the hand through a gap called the carpal tunnel in the center of the wrist. When the median nerve gets compressed, it can cause feelings of numbness, weakness and tingling in the arm or hand. This is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
This condition is progressive, which means it can get worse without proper care. Fortunately, here at Longo Chiropractic and Deep Tissue Laser Center, we offer noninvasive treatments that can ease these symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment to the arm and wrist can take the tension off of the median nerve. Additionally, deep tissue laser therapy can reduce inflammation around the median nerve and accelerate the healing process at a cellular level. You can also ease symptoms by relaxing your grip and force while doing everyday activities and by taking short and frequent breaks when you can.
These therapies are painless and noninvasive options that can make everyday tasks more comfortable and allow you to get back to doing what you love.