The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage through the wrist that is made up of the bones of the wrist on one side and a large ligament of the wrist (transverse ligament) on the other side. An important nerve that (median nerve) and several tendons run through the tunnel. When this nerve is compressed it will cause symptoms including:
There are several causes of Carpal tunnel syndrome with the most common being:
It is also very important to understand that there are other problems that can cause wrist and hand pain that are not Carpal tunnel. The most common is a neck problem referring pain down the arm.
Our team have undergone additional training to treat wrist problems and our examination techniques are able to find the cause of the problem. We get good results with arm and hand symptoms.
Our treatment can improve the function of the wrist, take pressure off the nerve and relax the surrounding tight muscles.
There are times where we may not be able to help, so we have a network of great practitioners that we can refer you to when needed.
If you are experiencing wrist and hand symptoms or have been diagnosed with carpal Tunnel syndrome, call the office to find out how we can help you.