occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel—a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand—houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers. The median nerve provides feeling to the palm side of the thumb and the index, middle, and part of the ring fingers (although not the little finger). It also controls some small muscles at the base of the thumb.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be made worse if the wrist is overextended repeatedly. Repeated motions of your wrist contribute to swelling and compression of the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury (RSI). This category of injury is caused by repetitive motion, for instance, typing or assembly line work, therefore cause pain and injury over time.
The earlier that an RSI is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome can be. Diagnosis includes physical examination and possibly x-rays. Typically, the chiropractic treatment for RSI includes a manual adjustment of the affected wrist and elbow, as well as a manual adjustment of the upper spine.
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