Carpal Tunnel

5th Avenue Chiropractic, PLLC

Chiropractors located in Midtown, New York, NY

Are you experiencing a tingling sensation in your fingers? Do you feel as though your hand isn’t as strong as it used to be? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a nerve entrapment condition that affects as many as 6% of adults in the United States. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic in the Midtown West section of New York City provides treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome to relieve your symptoms and delay or ward off the need for more invasive care. To get help for your carpal tunnel syndrome, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Carpal Tunnel Q & A

What is carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve entrapment condition that occurs when your median nerve, which runs from your forearm into your hand, becomes pinched or compressed. Your median nerve is a sensory nerve that provides feeling in your thumb and index, middle, and part of your ring finger, and is responsible for some of the functioning of your thumb.

Your carpal tunnel is found at the base of your wrist and serves as the passageway for your median nerve. In some people, the tendons or ligaments that make up the carpal tunnel can grow irritated or swollen, which narrows the passageway and leads to the compression or pinching of the nerve.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Your symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome generally develop gradually, but they may worsen over time without proper treatment. Common symptoms that may indicate carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Tingling or numbness in your fingers
  • Lack of thumb movement
  • Weakness in your hand
  • Inability to feel hot or cold temperatures

You may first begin to notice carpal tunnel symptoms when you wake up in the morning. Most people sleep with their wrists bent, which can cause the telltale tingling sensation. Initially, you may be able to shake off the symptoms, but over time, your symptoms may worsen and occur more often during the day.

You should seek treatment from the experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic as soon as you notice carpal tunnel symptoms to get relief of the pressure on your nerve and to prevent complications.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?

The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic creates individualized treatment plans to help you get relief from your carpal tunnel symptoms. Your treatment may include:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Immobilization with a splint
  • Cold therapy to reduce inflammation

The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic also provides ergonomic therapy to improve your work environment, which will lessen the wrist pressure that can exacerbate symptoms.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a treatable condition, but you should seek help from the experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic as soon as you notice symptoms to prevent complications and delay more invasive treatments, such as surgery.

To get help for your carpal tunnel syndrome, call the office today or request an appointment online.