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Uploaded on Mar 30, 2011
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs where the median nerve which supplies the hand is compressed at the wrist. Some of the causes include poor biomechanics, overuse injury, and fluid retention.
Wrist and hand pain can also be caused by injuries, especially in some sports.
Chiropractic management of carpal tunnel syndrome is focused on correcting the biomechanics of the wrist, as well as adjacent joints such as the elbow, shoulder and cervical spine. Your chiropractor may apply specific adjustments to the joints of the small bones in the wrist to relieve pressure on the median nerve as well as specific stretches and soft tissue releases to the muscles of the forearm, and may give you stretches to do at home. You may also be given ergonomic advice to prevent overuse injuries, such as correct hand and wrist position when using a keyboard.