Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) starts gradually in one or both hands/wrists.
Pressure on the median nerve, which runs from your brachial plexus (neck), through the wrist and into your hand results in tingling, numbness or weakness in the hand and wrist.
There is no single cause of CTS, but there are some risk factors associated with it. They include:
- Previous Injury: fractures of dislocations that affect the smaller bones in the wrist can impede the space of the carpal tunnel and apply more pressure to the median nerve.
- Sex: the Carpal Tunnel in women is smaller and therefore more prone to compression.
- Chronic Illness: Some chronic illnesses may result in nerve damage. This increase in nerve damage can impact your median nerve, causing CTS.
- Workplace Factors: working with specific tools or doing prolonged or repetitive flexing of the wrist can create excess pressure triggering CTS. CTS can result from the repeated strain of activities such as typing, sewing, knitting or other activities.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their daily activities as a result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and Acupuncture.
If you think you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and would like to deal with the problem, then contact us.
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