Carpal Tunnel

Double Crush Syndrome and Tennis Elbow

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a huge occupational problem today, largely due to our increased use of computers. It affects millions of people a year. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs from overuse- usually from excessive typing, using the mouse, and other repetitive tasks. The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include wrist pain, tingling, numbness, and even loss of hand grip strength. These repetitive tasks cause swelling and pressure on the median nerve which results in the pain, tingling and numbness.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an everyday, common condition seen in our office. It almost always (90%) exists in conjunction with a neck problem, called Double Crush Syndrome. Double Crush Syndrome is a distinct compression of nerves at both the neck and the wrist, which significantly increases symptom intensity. We also find that many wrist problems can originate at the elbow as a result of the same repetitive tasks such as typing and using the mouse. This is called Lateral Epicondylitis, or “Tennis Elbow”. If you do not resolve the problem in all areas, the condition will not go away.

How Can We Help?

At Chiropractic Arts Center of Austin, P.C., our approach is very specific and effective. We will begin with a detailed consultation, examination, and x-rays (except in inappropriate situations), so that we know exactly what and where your problem is. We would also rule out any conditions which would not be appropriate for care in our office and direct you to the appropriate type of provider if necessary. We want to know what your goals are and what you would like to do that you are currently missing out on. With the information we find upon your visit, combined with your goals, we will create a customized care plan to correct the problem.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Double Crush Syndrome, and Lateral Epicondylitis can heal with conservative care consisting of specific adjustments of the cervical spine, wrist, and elbow; Cold Laser; and sometimes an elbow or wrist support to allow the injured areas to heal. Home care recommendations included the use of ice, not heat. We also recommend specific stretches and exercises to strengthen and rehabilitate the injured areas. Our primary concern is to help you return to a healthy life as quickly as possible.

Are you ready to see if chiropractic can help you? Contact us for more information or Request An Appointment today! You are worth it!

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