Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes wrist pain and numbness in the fingertips. It’s not just caused by long shifts at a computer; any repetitive work with your hands can result in inflammation of the wrist and compression of the nerve to your fingers. Systemic changes such as diabetes or pregnancy can also increase your chances of developing this condition.
It is important to note that not all wrist pain is carpal tunnel syndrome, nor is all numbness in the hand. Nerves can be compressed at any level, resulting in symptoms that can easily be mistaken for carpal tunnel syndrome. Thus it is important to be assessed by a qualified professional to determine the cause of your numbness. Chiropractors are specifically trained to assess your nervous system to determine at which level the nerve is compressed, and therefore which treatment is best suited to help you with your symptoms.