Carpal Tunnel Symptoms and Causes

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms and Causes


Symptoms are frequent burning, tingling, or numbness in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve running through your wrist becomes pressed or squeezed.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:-Numbness or “pins and needles” feeling in the fingers
-Pain and/or numbness that is worse at night or interrupts sleep
-Burning or tingling in your thumb, index, and middle fingers, or pain that moves up your arm to your elbow
-Hand weakness
-Difficulty gripping objects with the hands or dropping objects
-Difficulty manipulating small objects
-Difficulty making a fist
-Swollen feeling in the fingers

However, these same symptoms occur in many conditions, which leads to a high number (over 50%) of misdiagnosed cases of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Causes of Carpal tunnel

Often the problem lies in your neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist, rather than just your wrist. A loss in the natural curve in your neck leads to pressure in the nerve roots that lead to your shoulder, arm, and hand, causing pain or numbness in those areas.

Throughout our lives, we have physical stress on our body, some acute such as falls, traumas, accidents and some chronic such as sitting for long periods, working at a desk for long periods, using computers or phones or standing for long periods.

These physical stresses cause us to lose the normal alignment and put the spine in a weakened position. This is represented in our outward appearance called posture. Abnormal posture equals Abnormal spinal alignment and weakened spinal system. Common abnormal postures such as forward head posture, low shoulder, uneven hips, and pelvis rotation are postural signs of a weakened damaged spine.

At first, this causes no pain but as it continues to abnormally load the spinal structures, it begins to break down the spinal structures leading to spinal damage and eventually the pain and functional loss to develop.

At Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness our team goes beyond conventional medicine by offering services and techniques which can relieve symptoms while at the same time addressing and resolving the underlying causes of your particular dysfunction.

Dr. Alfonso’s Corrective Chiropractic Care System has 3 major treatments components working synergistically together to achieve phenomenal results without drugs or surgery.

Corrective Chiropractic Care rehabilitates the weakened and damaged spinal system and its parts (muscles, ligaments, fascia, discs, bone, and nerves) decreasing pain, improving function, improving structure, and quality of life.

Please view our website to learn more about  our unique diagnosis procedures and  structural correction chiropractic servicing the South Miami area.

If you have been experiencing low back pain and/or other related spinal symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, migraines, mid back pain, rib pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, disc herniations or protrusions, neuropathy, pain/numbness/burning/weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet.

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Dr. Alfonso

8585 Sunset Drive,
Miami, FL 33143
Ph: 305-275.7474

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