Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that is becoming far more common nowadays, particularly for those aged 50 and above. Health statistics show that women are far more likely to suffer from this condition as compared to women; in fact, the ratio of occurrence for women in comparison to that of men is 3:1. The condition is quite rare in younger people with only 10 percent of the reported cases of CTS affecting those below the age of 30. In addition to the continued studies on this condition, there is also a growing effort on finding the most effective treatment for this health condition. Find out more about the causes and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to find the most effective solution against it. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is manifested through various symptoms that exhibit itself after the media nerves are compressed once it passes through the carpal tunnel. This is a narrow tunnel located on the palm side of the wrist wherein there are three carpal bones found in the area to produce an arch. This particular condition will cause some sort of swelling in the area that will create pressure on the nerves. Causes & Symptoms Finding out the cause of the carpal tunnel syndrome is vital in the diagnosis and treatment process. Sadly though, majority of those who suffer from this condition have unknown causes. Even doctors and health experts have no means to pinpoint exactly what is causing this condition to arise. However, researches have shown that it could result to any of the following factors (whether directly or indirectly): genetic predisposition, direct injury, arthritis, diabetes, or hypothyroidism. It is therefore advised that you seek out help from a chiropractor or doctor in case any of the following symptoms are manifested: mild to extreme pain around the carpal tunnel, parasthesia, numbing or tingling sensation around the thumb and fingers, burning sensations, feeling of weakness, lose of gripping strength, and swelling on the hand. Chiropractic Approach The use of chiropractic treatment on carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming a commonplace these days. Over the years, new chiropractic methods have been introduced and are proving to be highly effective in eliminating symptoms of this condition to restore function. Adjustments are the most common method used by chiropractors that are focused on spine, wrists, and elbows. It is a safe and effective treatment that must be done only by expert and licensed chiropractors to ensure the safety of patients. In addition to chiropractic care, there are also preventive measures recommended by chiropractors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The focus would be to reduce the pain and numbness associated with the condition. Doing so would help to reduce the possibility of the symptoms for CTS coming back. For those who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, it is recommended that you see a chiropractor right away. They will perform a history check on your condition and physical exam, along with any further testing. If you want a safe and natural way to combat the pain and entailing conditions of carpal tunnel syndrome, then chiropractic treatment is the way to go.
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