One of the most common hand conditions that patients present with for chiropractic care is carpal tunnel syndrome. It has a very specific set of symptoms which includes numbness, tingling and burning sensations into the thumb and first three fingers.
Improvement results are amazing through chiropractic wrist and hand adjustments. Some patients come in with hand pain thinking they
have carpal tunnel syndrome, however that’s not always the case.
There are several other hand conditions or injuries other than carpal tunnel syndrome which can have an unfavorable effect on your hand health.
Trigger finger is a condition in which a digit becomes locked in a bent position. It can be rather painful for a patient to straighten their own finger after it has become locked. Hand arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the fingers. The fingers may not lock as with trigger finger, however sometimes patients will see visible bumps or nodules on their finger joints.
A wrist sprain is an injury, normally caused by a fall on an outstretched hand. When left untreated a wrist sprain may develop into a more chronic hand problem. De Quervain’s tendonitis will affect athletes such as golfers.
This condition produces pain on the lateral side of the hand near where the thumb connects to the wrist. New mothers are also prone to this condition as a result of holding their newborn baby with cocked wrists.
Sometimes a patient may present with wrist or hand pain, but their symptoms don’t necessarily fall into a particular category or diagnosis. It’s not uncommon for patients to experience periodic wrist or hand pain that presents itself intermittently. This type of hand pain or dysfunction can be very variable. Generalized hand pain may be the result of a musculoskeletal imbalance. In most cases, such imbalances can produce pain or stiffness. This can usually be traced to an underlying biomechanical abnormality. These patients will normally respond well to gentle wrist and hand adjustments. Hand patients are often in search of non-invasive, non-surgical solutions. Chiropractic is one of the most effective, long-lasting