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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Skillman

Person's hands in pain due to carpal tunnelDr. Kaufman is a carpal tunnel syndrome specialist, helping patients avoid surgery and attain an 80% success rate through his drug-free, rapid pain-relief approach. Here are some commonly asked questions:

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition that affects the hand and wrist. The carpal tunnel itself is an area (tunnel) within the wrist. This tunnel is surrounded by wrist bones and a rigid ligament that links the bones together.

The median nerve is also within the carpal tunnel. This nerve controls the first four fingers of the hand. If the tendons become swollen due to overuse or repetitive motion, it decreases the space in the carpal tunnel, squeezing the median nerve. This pressure leads to numbness, terrible pain, tingling and clumsiness of the affected hand.

Why does CTS happen in the first place?

Every time the wrist bends or the fingers move, muscles and tendons are brought into play. The tendons are surrounded by a slippery fluid which lubricates the tendons so that their movement is smooth. Overuse or repetitive motion leads to friction and swelling of the tendons, which causes the median nerve to become affected. Eventually, fibrous tissue forms in the area, resulting in poor tendon movement and leading to excruciating pain.

Can CTS be cured?

Carpal tunnel syndrome cannot be cured. However, there are many ways to alleviate the pain, including rest, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, NSAIDS and splinting. Usually the last resort is to undergo surgery to cut the ligament that is pressing on the median nerve.

Is CTS arthritis?

Arthritis is not the same as carpal tunnel syndrome. Getting a proper diagnosis is important.

Who is most likely to develop CTS?

  • Computer users
  • Contractors
  • Cooks
  • Dentists
  • Diabetics
  • Hairstylists
  • Office workers
  • Pregnant women
  • Weightlifters

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, Kaufman Chiropractic has developed a practical and effective approach to ending your pain—without surgery, without painkillers and without downtime. Most patients experience significant relief within a one week period. Contact us today for a free consultation at our chiropractic care center! We accept most insurance and feature same-day appointments.

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