Do you suffer with pain, numbness, or tingling in the palmar surface of your thumb, index and middle finger?
Do you feel it worse at night?
Do you experience general clumsiness of your hand, or difficulty in gripping with your thumb and index finger?
Then you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
You probably think it’s strange for a chiropractor to be writing about carpal tunnel syndrome, as you think they “only deal with the spine”. In my extensive training to become a doctor of chiropractic we become specialists in treating musculoskeletal problems of the spine as well as the extremities, which includes shoulders, elbows and wrists, as well as knees, ankles and feet. I am writing this article as I often hear “Oh, I didn’t know chiropractors dealt with wrist pain”, or “I really wish I hadn’t had surgery because there has been very little improvement in my symptoms”.