With our current society’s reliance from doing majority of their work on the computer, it is almost certain that many will have physical affliction of the wrist/ hand. Whether it be working within an office space or at home on their desk for many hours on the computer, many people will develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common problem affecting the hand. Symptoms and signs include pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. When there is increased pressure within the wrist on a nerve called the median nerve due to injury or physical changes to the area, sensations to the thumb, index, and middle fingers, and to half of the ring finger can be felt. These sensations include numbness, tingling, pain, and/ or weakness.
It affects people who use their wrists and hands repeatedly at work and at play and the chances of getting carpal tunnel syndrome increases with age. Symptoms usually begin slowly and can occur at any time which include:
- Numbness at night.
- Tingling and/or pain in the fingers (especially the thumb, index and middle fingers).
Because some people sleep with their wrists curled, nighttime symptoms are common and can wake people. These nighttime symptoms are often the first reported and shaking of the hands helps relieve symptoms in the early stage of the condition.
Common daytime symptoms can include:
- Tingling in the fingers.
- Decreased feeling in the fingertips.
- Weakness in the hand.
- Inability to perform tasks that require delicate motions (such as buttoning a shirt).
- Dropping objects.
- Difficulty using the hand for small tasks, like:
- Handling small objects.
- Grasping a steering wheel to drive.
- Holding a book to read.
- Using a computer keyboard.
Fast Relief Acupuncture has a developed a unique treatment and effective system to treat carpal tunnel syndrome quickly with long lasting effects! Fast Relief Acupuncture specifically targets the root cause of the problem, rather than the symptoms. With the main goal of trying to ease the pressure off of the median nerve, we incorporate many different, proven techniques to alleviate the problem with minimal invasive techniques. With a specialized combination of modern treatment modalities and diagnostic precision, our goal is to help improve and eliminate carpal tunnel syndrome. Fast Relief Acupuncture can make your carpal tunnel syndrome be a problem of your past! Call today to get the relief you deserve!
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