People who are consistently using their hand and wrist experience wrist pain. It is not uncommon for manual workers to suffer from wrist pain as result of their job. In fact, an average of 40% of workers report wrist irritation caused by work. Others victims include athletes
such as tennis, rowing, and volleyball players. But even the average person can experience issues with the wrist. Pain in the wrist can be a sign of inflammatory or a degenerative process taking place. For those suffering from sprains, tingling, inflammation, nerve entrapment, or trigger finger, chiropractic care can assist in recovery.
The wrist is highly complex and performs countless movements throughout the day. But wrist pain is not always tied to the wrist itself. It can be caused by the hand, forearm, fingers, elbow, and even issues with the spine. The important action to take is the discovery of where the irritation is actually coming from. This will allow the chiropractor to determine what kind of treatment is necessary and where the treatment should be applied.
Symptoms Linked to Wrist Pain
Wrist issues can be linked to several different symptom types including burning, soreness, numbness, stiffness, tingling, or fluctuation of hot and cold. Extreme conditions include swelling or immobility. The cause can happen in a number of different ways. Wrist pain can fall under normal wear and tear or because of aging, which is a natural process. Or there could be a deeper cause such as a systemic disease process. Despite the reason for the pain, chiropractors need to have the chance to take a look. They can give a diagnosis and provide the correct medical care needed to resolve the pain. Finding the root cause is the first priority as it will determine the treatment. It will always help the chiropractor decide if extended treatment is needed beyond chiropractic care.If you
If you are experiencing wrist pain, immobility, or irritation, don’t delay in coming to see your chiropractor.
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There are a number of factors that could be causing numbness and tingling in the hands, feet or other parts of the body. If you are experiencing numbness and tingling symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention. A chiropractor Tulsa office visit is a great place to start. A pinched nerve, diabetes or even a stroke could be the cause. A complete chiropractic exam can help find the cause of the problem and the specific help a patient may need.
If you are experiencing tingling or numbness in the hands this is a sign of nerve irritation. This irritation could be coming from the brain or the spine, and sometimes the neck. The goal of our chiropractor Tulsa
professionals is to find out which. Scheduling an appointment can help us find the root cause of why numbness is occurring in the hands. It could be tied to a larger and more serious problem. We never recommend ignoring this or shaking it off.
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It's better to schedule an appointment and find out what is the reason behind the numbness. There are times when it is a minor issue and but then are times when immediate treatment is needed. We won't know which until we have a chance to check you out. The goal is to never give you treatment for no reason but rather ensure that you are getting what you need. We don't hustle our patients through like cattle or have the approach that one size fits all. The chiropractor Tulsa team wants to find the solution to the problem and get it resolved using the best method.
If you or someone you know is experiencing numbness or tingling let us help!
Below are some facts about chiropractics.
Did you know?
- WebMD.com has reported that about 22 million Americans visit chiropractors every year
- Chiropractics is the fastest growing primary health care profession
- It is regulated in over 40 counties
- The practice is recognized by governmental health care programs
Your Tulsa Chiropractor,
Dr. Ryan Marshall, DC
& Wellness Center
6703 E. 81st St., Suite E
Tulsa, OK 74133
Chiropractor Specializing in Hands in Tulsa
Millions of Americans have had carpal tunnel syndrome or similar symptoms. Did you know carpal tunnel syndrome can be helped by a chiropractic physician? It’s true. Many Americans every year are treated successfully through chiropractic care for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which a nerve is compressed in the wrist area. Nerve entrapment can be caused by many things including the very small carpal bones of the wrist. Did you know there are 27 bones in one hand! If a few of the carpal bones come “out of place” or misaligned they can put pressure on the median nerve which is considered a type of nerve entrapment. Other ways the nerve can become entrapped is through muscle spasms or trigger points.
Carpal Tunnel symptoms are often found in women who are pregnant, especially in the third trimester. Some swelling is expected with pregnancy, but sometimes it can get a bit out of hand. The expecting mother’s hands, wrists and ankles can begin to swell more and more throughout the pregnancy. When this happens the swelling can cause the nerve entrapment in the wrist and produce similar symptoms to that of carpal tunnel. Usually a few days to weeks after the baby is here the swelling drastically decreases and the symptoms subside. During the third trimester when swelling is most prominent chiropractic care can help with pain management and comfort control. But due to the fact that the symptoms are mainly an effect of the swelling chiropractic care can only do so much.
To avoid permanent nerve damage, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment should be started as early as possible by a chiropractic physician. Treatment includes chiropractic joint mobilization or adjustments, strengthening and stretching of the surrounding soft tissue. Applying cold packs to reduce inflammation may also be helpful as well. Resting the affected hand and wrist, avoiding activities that may worsen symptoms and immobilizing the wrist in a splint to avoid twisting or bending can also be beneficial.
Although surgery is needed sometimes for carpal tunnel syndrome, nobody wants to go though that. Even the best surgeons will tell you to avoid surgeries at all cost. Tell your friends and family that are experiencing elbow, wrist and hand pain they can be helped by a chiropractor or other health care physician who does physical medicine and hopefully, possibly prevent surgery.
The most common surgical procedure done for this is the open carpal tunnel surgery. During this surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut to open the space for the impinged median nerve. The surgery is usually done in an out-patient setting with local anesthesia. It is usually recommended to not lift any heavy objects for up to three months after the open carpal tunnel surgery. As always some risk is involved with any surgery, so be sure to go over the risk of your specific situation with your doctor and or surgeon.
Did you know that your friends and family that are experiencing elbow, wrist and hand pain can be helped at Marshall Chiropractic & Wellness Center?
Did you know?
-Carpal Tunnel symptoms usually begin gradually. Burning, tingling, itching, and/or numbness in the palm, thumb, index, and middle fingers are most common.
-The dominant hand is usually affected first, possibly due to repetitive motion.
-Symptoms often first appear while sleeping. As symptoms worsen, tingling may be felt during the day.
- Research shows certain B-vitamins may relieve the symptoms on a cellular level.
Dr. Ryan Marshall, D.C.
6703 E. 81st St., Suite E
Tulsa, OK 74133
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome