Do you have numbness in your hand or fingers? Do you have a hard time holding things because your hand is weak? Do small repetitious movements hundreds of times a day make your wrist or arm hurt? If these previous symptoms match what you’re presently experiencing you may have Carpal Tunnel. Other conditions may cause symptoms and problems like carpal tunnel.The treatments and the solutions for all of them are pretty similar. Let's review the anatomy first to understand it.
In the neck, nerves come out of the bones in the side of theneck called the Brachial Plexus. These nerves go underneath the collar bone andinto the arm pit. Then the nerves run down the arm into the elbow then throughthe wrist into the hand. These nerves that come out of the neck and into thearm and hand control all the functioning of the arm and hands: oxygen andblood, sensory, and energy for muscles to contract and relax. In the wrist,there are nine little carpal bones. These bones together make an arch way. Thearch way allows tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels to enter into thehand nerves. Traditional carpal tunnel occurs when the bones of the wrist forman arch way collapse. Thus, the archway is flattened. The nerves, blood vesselsand muscle tendons become pinched and compressed. Unfortunately, this cannot becorrected by medication, stretching or strengthening or wearing a wrist brace.Additionally, many patients have poor success (50-60% success rate) with carpaltunnel surgery. Fake carpal tunnel can occur and give you the same symptoms andproblems. What is fake or pseudo carpal tunnel? If you have an injury or traumalike a car accident that injures your neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist, thebones and joints most likely have misaligned and compressed the nerves. If younever treat and correct all the areas where the nerve can be compressed andpinched such as in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist there will be noresolution. You will keep having numbness tingling pain and weakness. In our clinic, we realign all the joints inthe arm, shoulder and neck in addition to rehabilitating all the muscles to restore normal movement and strength
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