Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Free Home Tests
Not All Hand Pain Or Numbness Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many people experience hand pain or numbness and automatically assume it is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS. The reality is: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has a specific pattern of numbness or tingling of certain fingers. Not all hand pain or numbness is due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, results from compression or inflammation of the median nerve. Common symptoms include: numbness, tingling or a burning sensation in the thumb and first two fingers. Please view diagram to the right.
Besides Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hand pain or numbness can be caused by other conditions. Some of the more common include:
- Pinched nerves in the neck
- Double Crush Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Costoclavicular Syndrome
The key to treating hand pain or numbness is correct diagnosis. Once this is performed, proper chiropractic care should be performed to relieve the hand pain or numbness and restore normal function to the affected areas.