Wrist pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Harlan Sparer, Tempe Chiropractor
Many people break a forward fall by extending their arms forward. This often leads to an alignment problem in the bones of the wrist. Repetitive motion of the wrist at a computer or performing small motor tasks can have a similar effect The wrist is made up of 8 small bones, some of them about the size of a marble. Each bone articulates with several bones, making for a remarkable amount of mobility in the wrist. When one of these bones is out of alignment, the area can seize up and create pain and sometimes immobility.
The nerves and tendons to the fingers are next to each other in a sheath called the carpal tunnel. Irritation by pressure from a bony misalignment can cause swelling and impingement on the nerves to the fingers. The alignment of the vertebrae in the neck and upper back are also often involved with this problem, commonly known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
These problems often respond to DNFT® Chiropractic care as it addresses the specific alignment of the vertebrae as well as the individual bones of the wrist..