Bountiful chiropractors and physical therapists see many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome in the Salt Lake City area. Some Utah chiropractors believe it’s becoming more common, but others acknowledge that increased awareness may be spurring more Bountiful folks to seek chiropractic treatment for this painful condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes pain, swelling and weakness in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
‘Your wrist is made up of small bones that form a narrow groove or carpal tunnel. Tendons and a nerve called the median nerve must pass through this tunnel from your forearm into your hand. The median nerve controls the feelings and sensations in the palm side of your thumb and fingers. Sometimes swelling and irritation of the tendons can put pressure on the wrist nerve causing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.’1
Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually associated with computer use, but it is found among many common Bountiful professions and recreational activities. Salt Lake City construction workers, Bountiful retail store clerks, musicians, tennis players, handiwork enthusiasts, assembly line employees, artists, and woodworkers are all at risk.
Chiropractic treatment can help relieve that pain, tingling, and swelling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. I am Chiropractor Chris Johnson. I treat many Bountiful chiropractic patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes people are not aware they have the condition because the symptoms don’t bother them until hours after they have stopped the motion that causes the problem.
Chiropractor Chris Johnson Johnson Chiropractic Marketing <http://mychiropracticblog.com/ 801.938.3466
If you have pain, tingling, swelling or unusual weakness in your forearms, wrists, or hands, call my office at 801.938.3466 to schedule a carpal tunnel syndrome evaluation. Don’t wait until the symptoms get worse. As with all muscle, ligament, and tendon problems, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce the chance of permanent damage.
1‘Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,’ Medic8, www.medic8.com/healthguide/articles/carpaltunnel.html, accessed on March 1, 2011.