Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is associated by symptoms and signs, which are caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel.

Symptoms

  • 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

Exercises

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.