Carpal Tunnel

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

When the median nerve in the wrist gets compressed.

The Symptoms:

Burning, itching, tingling, and/or numbness in the palm of the hand, thumb, index, and middle fingers, as well as weakness that makes it difficult to pick up small objects or make a fist.

Some patients also experience a feeling of swelling although none is present. Others are unable to tell the difference between hot and cold by touch.

What Causes CTS?

Injury to the wrist can result in CTS. Other causes include diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, and repetitive hand movements during work. This is a partial list, and it’s best to set up an appointment to find out what could be causing your wrist  pain.

How Is It Treated?

My first step is to x-ray the wrist. Next I adjust the wrist.

Depending on the patient, I will also recommend a combination of these treatments:

  • Resting the injured hand and wrist
  • Avoiding activities that may be causing the symptoms
  • Applying cool packs to help reduce swelling

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms call our office at:             507-775-2711.

Please don’t use the information provided to self-diagnose. It’s important to get an x-ray before an official diagnosis can be made.

If you’re in pain, I hope to hear from you soon. As with all injuries, the sooner you get treatment, the better.

Dean

Dean Ferber, Doctor of Chiropractic

Byron Family Chiropractic, 501 NW Frontage Rd, Byron MN

5 miles from Rochester!

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