Chiropractic Care Can Help Relieve Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis
Painful chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis often require ongoing treatment to reduce discomfort and improve physical function. When these conditions occur, Maritime Chiropractic can offer a variety of drug-free, non-invasive techniques to allow individuals to work and play more comfortably.
Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a hollow space made of bone and ligaments. The nerves that feed the hands run through this structure. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem of the wrist and hand that occurs when the median nerve becomes pinched. Carpal tunnel problems are often caused by repetitive movements, injury to the wrist, cysts, hormone imbalances or metabolic diseases. The condition causes chronic wrist pain, numbness in the fingers and tingling in the wrist or hand. Loss of feeling in the fingers can make normal activities difficult.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Chiropractic care can help to reduce postural problems that contribute to carpal tunnel problems. A spinal adjustment can help to relieve the disc problems in the upper spine that contribute to nerve pressure that affects arm function. In addition, your chiropractor can recommend ergonomic changes and nutritional support that will improve your general health and overall function.
Arthritis is a category of disease that includes a number of different conditions. Osteoarthritis results from the normal wear and tear on joints that they experience during everyday movement. Over time, the bones within the joints deteriorate, and the individual begins to experience pain, stiffness and poor mobility. Rheumatoid arthritis is another arthritic condition, which is caused by an immune system problem. The individual may experience chronic inflammation and pain in the joints and may have problems with movement.
Your Arthritis Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors can offer a number of treatment modalities to help relieve the nagging pain caused by arthritis. Heat and cold treatments are often used to relieve pain and stiffness and improve mobility. A spinal adjustment can relieve pressure on discs in the spine and neck to relieve discomfort. Laser therapy can be used to treat soft tissues injuries associated with the movement. Corrective exercise can be used to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility.
Make Maritime Chiropractic Your Chiropractor for Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis Pain
Dr. John Duppenthaler has been providing care for patients in Gig Harbor, WA and nearby communities for many years, offering relief from pain and improved function for a variety of conditions. We offer individualized treatment plans with your unique needs in mind. Call Maritime Chiropractic today at 253-857-9100 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic care can be used to effectively relieve pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arthritis.