Natural Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Relief | Chiropractor for Carpal Tunnel in Belmar, NJ
Hello, I’m Dr. Rona Thau, and I’m here at Kinney Chiropractic in Belmar, New Jersey, to discuss carpal tunnel syndrome, its causes, and why chiropractic care is often the best initial approach before considering surgeries.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & How Do We Treat It?
The carpal tunnel is a crucial area in the wrist where muscle sheets from the forearm and nerves from the neck pass through. It’s surrounded by a connective tissue sheath called the retinaculum, akin to Saran Wrap, gently holding these structures in place. Overuse, such as excessive mouse usage or carrying heavy bags, can lead to constriction of the retinaculum, putting pressure on tendons and nerves and causing pain and numbness in the hand. While numbness can also stem from neck issues, we’re focusing on carpal tunnel syndrome in chiropractic care. Soft tissue work, like transverse friction massage, can be employed to loosen the retinaculum and free up bound tissues. It’s crucial not to resort to cutting the retinaculum immediately, as this can lead to scar tissue formation, often causing more problems. Surgery should be reserved for exceptional cases, as more often than not, it’s unnecessary and not the best first option. If you’re experiencing numbness or tingling in your hands, it’s essential to consider chiropractic care, as issues in the neck can directly impact your hands. Pain isn’t always a prerequisite for a neck problem affecting your hands.
Come see us at Kinney Chiropractic in Belmar, New Jersey, and let us help you address carpal tunnel syndrome caused by tightness in the retinaculum and the associated musculature and nerves in your arms. I’m Dr. Rona Thau, wishing you a great day!