Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How Does This Happen?
When a nerve in your wrist is irritated, you may experience numbness in the thumb and first three fingers. The pinky finger is not involved in carpal tunnel syndrome. There are several causes; most commonly: computer terminal work, cash register work, repetitive movements of the wrist, vibration, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, pregnancy, obesity, wrist injuries, smoking, and neck problems.
What Can I do To Help Myself?
Stop any activities that may be causing numbness, switch hands often if possible, avoid flexing or extending your wrist, and restrict salt intake.
It’s Still Bothering Me, Now What?
At our center, we offer a special technique that dramatically reduces pressure on the nerve that causes carpal tunnel syndrome. If a small bone in the wrist is slightly misplaced, this can lead to numbness and tingling over the nerves to the fingers. By re-aligning the “lunate” bone in the wrist, we offer carpal tunnel syndrome patients relief without drugs and surgery.