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Carpal Tunnel & Hand Pain Relief

Find Relief From Wrist Pain: Addressing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Russell Chiropractic

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and wrist. It arises from compression of the median nerve, a vital pathway transmitting signals from the forearm to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. This compression often stems from repetitive hand movements, but other factors can contribute as well. At Russell Chiropractic Hand & Foot Clinic in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, we offer a safe and effective approach to managing carpal tunnel syndrome, helping you regain a pain-free grip on life.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Imagine a narrow tunnel running through the base of your palm. This tunnel, called the carpal tunnel, houses the median nerve alongside tendons that flex your fingers. Repetitive motions, fluid retention, or certain medical conditions can cause swelling in this area, pinching the median nerve. This compression disrupts nerve signals, leading to the characteristic symptoms of CTS:

  • Pain: Often described as a dull ache or burning sensation, typically worse at night or when gripping objects.

  • Numbness: Particularly affecting the thumb, index finger, and middle finger, numbness can be constant or come and go.

  • Tingling: A pins-and-needles sensation in the affected fingers, often described as "pins and needles."

  • Weakness: Difficulty grasping objects or performing fine motor skills due to reduced muscle function.

Early Diagnosis is Key:

If you experience any of these symptoms, particularly if they worsen with activity or at night, seeking prompt medical attention is crucial. Early diagnosis allows for a more effective treatment plan and helps prevent long-term damage to the median nerve.

Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

While traditional treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome often involve medication, wrist splinting, or even surgery in severe cases, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive alternative.

The Russell Chiropractic Approach:

At Russell Chiropractic Hand & Foot Clinic, Dr. Russell takes a comprehensive approach to carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. This approach focuses on several key areas:

  • Identifying the Underlying Cause: Dr. Russell will conduct a thorough examination to pinpoint the root cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome. This may involve reviewing your medical history, assessing your posture and hand movements, and performing gentle chiropractic tests to evaluate joint function and nerve integrity.

  • Addressing Joint Dysfunction: Misalignments in the wrist, elbow, or even the upper spine can contribute to nerve compression in the carpal tunnel. Dr. Russell utilizes gentle chiropractic adjustments to restore proper joint alignment, promoting optimal nerve function.

  • Reducing Inflammation: Techniques like targeted massage and physiotherapy can help reduce inflammation in the carpal tunnel, alleviating pressure on the median nerve.

  • Improving Overall Hand and Wrist Health: Specific exercises and stretches may be recommended to strengthen the muscles supporting your wrist and improve overall hand function.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Choosing chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome offers several advantages:

  • Non-Invasive and Drug-Free: This approach avoids the potential side effects of medications and the risks associated with surgery.

  • Gentle and Painless: Chiropractic adjustments are tailored to your individual needs and comfort level.

  • Addresses the Root Cause: By addressing underlying joint dysfunction, chiropractic care aims to prevent future episodes of carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Promotes Overall Wellness: Chiropractic care can enhance your overall well-being by improving posture, reducing pain, and promoting optimal nervous system function.

Living Pain-Free is Possible:

Carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't have to control your life. At Russell Chiropractic Hand & Foot Clinic, we empower you to reclaim a pain-free grip on your daily activities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn how chiropractic care can help you manage carpal tunnel syndrome and achieve long-term relief.

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