Joint pain is a common complaint among Americans today. One of the most commonly affected areas is the wrists. The way we use our hands has changed from previous generations as more people type and use mobile devices, affecting the posture of your hands. This change has led to an increase in wrist pain and injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome affects nearly 4 in 10 Americans. It occurs when the median nerve of the wrist is pressed or squeezed repeatedly over time. Symptoms include reduced hand strength and mobility, numbness, discomfort and pain. Working conditions can often exacerbate the problem, especially when people use their hands in a repetitive motion.
There are many treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, including wearing a splint, reducing the use of the hands and wrists and more. Chiropractic care can also help reduce the severity of symptoms. A doctor of chiropractic can perform adjustments on the wrist and affected areas to improve function and help manage pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome isn’t the only joint problem your doctor of chiropractic can help treat. They can also provide adjustments for knee, hip, ankle, elbow and shoulder pain. If you are suffering from ongoing joint pain, seek chiropractic care. It’s a non-invasive, drug-free approach for pain management, as well as a natural solution to resolve the problem.