Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome injury involves nerve entrapment in the wrist.
The effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrom usually express themselves as numbness and tingling in the hands and wrist, and loss of grip strength. This can cause daily activities such as driving, cooking, typing, and others to become more difficult. At AIM, we want to get you back to living your best life.
How does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) develop? The repetitive motion caused by typing on a keyboard is a well-known cause. Other irritants may involve traumas such as a slip and fall and catching your body weight with your hands, car wrecks, sports injuries, etc. CTS is often misdiagnosed. There are other diagnoses that can contribute to Carpal Tunnel, such as; spinal cord compression, disc herniations, thoracic outlet syndromes, and double crush syndromes.
The challenge as practitioners is to differentiate between where the nerve is being entrapped….neck, scalene muscles, elbow, and wrist. The treatment involves our TEAM approach of many medical disciplines (MD, DNP, DC, MT, etc…) using many approaches at the same time to restore your function. Once we diagnose and determine if CTS is your issue we use multiple modalities to correct the issue. These may include; Chiropractic, Kinesiotaping, Bracing, Injections, and Functional Rehab. These are all used to avoid surgery if possible, which should always be a last resort. Our approach is to treat the upper body as a whole and remove impediments to your health allowing your body to heal, which may also have other positive effects on your body.