Carpal Tunnel FAQs

Carpal tunnel is a condition that can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist that protects the median nerve. The median nerve sends signals from the hand to the brain and from the brain to the hand. When the median nerve is compressed, it can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

At Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, WA, and Seattle, WA, we often get asked many questions about carpal tunnel and repetitive motion injuries. Here are some key points to consider if you think you may have this syndrome.

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can include:

  • Pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm
  • Weakness in the hand
  • A feeling of pins and needles in the hand
  • Difficulty gripping or holding objects

These symptoms may occur at night and can wake you up from sleep. They may also worsen when driving or using your hand for repetitive motion.

What Are the Causes?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by repetitive hand and wrist motions. This can include activities such as typing, using a mouse, and driving. It may also be caused by pregnancy, diabetes, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.

How Is Carpal Tunnel Diagnosed?

A chiropractor on our team will likely ask about your symptoms and medical history. We may also do a physical exam of your hand and wrist. We may order tests to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome.

How Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated?

Carpal tunnel syndrome may be treated with a combination of rest and exercise. A chiropractor on our team may also give lifestyle advice to take pressure off the median nerve.

Visit Us for More Information

Don’t let your condition keep you from living your life to the fullest. If you are experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, call us at (425) 379-6301 for Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, WA, or Seattle, WA, to schedule an appointment. We can help you find relief without surgery or medication.

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At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we are fully dedicated to providing solutions to address your unique needs. This personal care is why people throughout the Everett area come to Cornerstone Chiropractic.

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