Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Specialist
Experiencing the frequent numbness in your wrist and hand from carpal tunnel syndrome makes it difficult to go about your daily activities. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neurological condition, affecting nearly 10 million people in the United States. The condition is difficult to cope with, especially if you must continue using the repetitive motions causing your problems at work. At Rainaldo Chiropractic in Lynnwood, Washington, Dr. Richard Rainaldo offers a variety of carpal tunnel treatments to find the cause of your pain and alleviate numbness and other carpal tunnel-related symptoms. Book your consultation online today.

Carpal Tunnel Q & A

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects your hands and arms. The compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, the narrow pathway on the underside of your wrist, causes this condition.

The median nerve provides feeling to your thumb and first three fingers. This nerve also supplies the signals the brain requires to move the muscles around the base of the thumb. Any compression of this nerve can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

The common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness or tingling sensations in the hands and fingers. These sensations may also feel like a sudden shock in the fingers. Pain, ranging from mild to severe, and weakness in the wrist and throughout the arm are other common symptoms.

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel is most common in women, due to the smaller size of their carpal tunnels. Here are some other causes of carpal tunnel syndrome:

Wrist Injuries

Injuries to the wrist, including sprains and fractures, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The damage can narrow the size of the carpal tunnel, irritating the nerve.

Repetitive motion

Work requiring repetitive motions can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Using vibrating equipment, repetitive lifting, or prolonged periods of typing can increase pressure on the carpal tunnel nerves, causing pain or nerve damage.

Chronic medical conditions

Chronic illnesses that cause nerve damage like diabetes can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. Health conditions such as thyroid problems can trigger inflammation in the tendons surrounding the carpal tunnel nerve, causing nerve compression.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention, especially during pregnancy and menopause, can increase pressure on the nerves. Other medical conditions that cause fluid build up, including congestive heart failure and kidney disease, may also damage the carpal tunnel nerves.

How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?

Dr. Rainaldo uses a combination of chiropractic and applied kinesiology techniques to identify the cause of your carpal tunnel syndrome and treat the affected area. He often discovers that the root of carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in other parts of your body, including the elbow, shoulder, neck, and regions along the median nerve path.

To treat carpal tunnel syndrome and reduce pain, Dr. Rainaldo uses manual manipulation or cold laser therapy. He also offers nutritional guidance to promote healing and ensure well-balanced health.

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