Not everyone knows that a chiropractor can alleviate the pain of this condition. It is a misunderstanding to think this professional only cares for back pain. This very painful repetitive stress injury can be relieved in a noninvasive and medication-free way.
It is relatively easy to detect the symptoms. The hand will feel numb and the individual will be unable to move it normally due to lack of feeling. It is better to visit the chiropractor than ignore it.
During your first appointment you will be asked about your pain, how long you have had it and how severe it is. A medical history may be taken. If your condition is confirmed, a plan can be devised to reduce the pain. Adjustments to the joint in the wrist will be done by applying controlled pressure.
Advice for at-home care includes resting the arm and applying cold compresses. Sometimes a splint is used. A wrist support might be used to properly align the wrist and hand.
You are going to be temporarily disabled. If you type at a computer or do a job requiring repetitive hand movements, you may not be able to return to that kind of work. Your rehabilitation depends on how serious the injury is and how you respond to the chiropractic adjustments.
Women are generally smaller than men and thus the carpal tunnel is smaller and narrower. Genetics may also determine the size. It is important to have the injury evaluated as soon as possible and begin care to alleviate the pain.