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Posted on 11-08-2012

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is what's known as a "repetitive motion injury", caused by making some motion or gripping repeatedly, over and over. CTS is one of the most common of these types of injuries, and the most common cause of it is typing.

Carpal Tunnel is the narrow passageway made up of bones and ligaments in each of the wrists that tendons and nerves pass through to and from the hands Niles Chiropractor Dr. Cynthia Seaman states. Carpal tunnel syndrome, then, is the set of symptoms arising when these tendons and nerves become compressed or irritated and inflamed.

Repetitive strain disorders, or RSD, have recently become an increasing problem in today's society. With more people spending entire days on computers, we have seen an increase in carpal tunnel syndrome and similar conditions.  People suffering from carpal tunnel and related syndromes describe their symptoms as: pain, numbness, tingling in the hand, sore wrist and sometimes loss of grip strength.  CTS pain typically worsens at nighttime, and sufferers have been known to be awoken in the middle of the night by the pain.

The most important part of successful CTS treatment is removing the inflammation from center of three nerves (radial, median and ulnar) which come down from your shoulder to your fingers.   Joint manipulation done by the chiropractor, a wrist brace, physical therapy techniques including: therapeutic excesrize and modifications of the home, work, and health club routines are very effective in resolving the condition and its related symptoms. Massage therapy, ultrasound and ice may also be used in order to resolve the condition.

Carpal Tunnel syndrome can affect everyday life and prevent you from going on your daily activities.  If you have or think you might have Carpal Tunnel syndrome or other similar conditions make an appointment on Seamanchiro.com or call us 773-545-2233.

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