The wrist is a delicate joint and is made up of several small joints where the bones of the forearm and hand meet. The wrist joint plays a role in basic movements, from texting, writing, to holding onto objects. When pain occurs, it can interfere with day-to-day activities and even impact quality of life.
Causes for wrist and hand pain, numbness, and/or weakness can range from arthritis, direct impact injuries, tendonitis, repetitive strains, to carpal tunnel syndrome. When strained muscles are left untreated, it becomes inflamed and results in even more pain. Numbness, tingling, or weakness in your wrist and hands may be from your neck and muscles (i.e. disc herniations and nerve entrapment), or can be symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS occurs as a result of an impinged median nerve in the carpal tunnel (wrist) area. Advanced cases of CTS may present permanent tissue deterioration of the affected muscles. Chiropractors are trained to decompress the affected nerve and reduce symptoms.
Depending on history and physical examination, treatments can include adjusting the carpal and wrist bones, soft tissue therapy such as decompression therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, therapeutic stretches, rehabilitative exercises, lifestyle, and work ergonomic advice. Give us a call at (604) 496-0626, email at info@paradisechiropractic, or book online at https://paradisechiropractic.janeapp.com