Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, also commonly referred to just as CTS, is a painful condition that affects the hands and wrists. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include:
- Tingling, numbness, or pain, particularly in the thumb, index finger, and middle finger
- Weakness of the hand
- Pain in the upper forearm
In order to ease the pain, here are a few suggestions from your team atTowne Lake Chiropractic:
Use pain medication that addresses inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium can relieve pain and help reduce swelling of the tissues inside the carpal tunnel.
Take regular breaks at work. Changing your position or taking breaks can really help your carpal tunnel symptoms, particularly if you work at a job that places stress on your wrists. Additionally, massage therapycould be beneficial, as it relaxes the nerves and tendons surrounding the area.
Rest. Once home, try to rest your wrists and hands as much as possible. Resting gives the inflamed tissue a chance to heal before placing more stress and pressure on it.
At Towne Lake Family Chiropractic, we want to make sure you receieve the best possible care. If you are concerned about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, don’t hesitate to make an appointment to speak with one of our doctors.