Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is associated by symptoms and signs, which are caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel.
- Medial nerve is pinched or compressed as it travels through a small tunnel in the wrist. This can cause a numb sensation that shoots through the fingers.
- Numbness most commonly felt in the thumb, index finger, long finger, and ring finger.
- Very common to experience these symptoms at night.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
- Activities that require the wrist to be in a constantly extended or flexed position for long period of time ie- typing & computer mouse
- Repetitive gripping ie- power gun or other power tools.
- Can sometimes occur when sleeping.
What can I do at home?
- Ice or heat (ask your doctor)
- Wrist exercises
- Wrist brace and/or night splint when needed
- Avoid repetitive wrist movements
- Proper computer set up
- Take mini breaks when using the computer
For a more detailed explanation of exercises, call and book an appointment to speak with a chiropractor. Every program that is designed is tailored to each individual.