Why So Many Women Get Carpal Tunnel During Pregnancy

The joys of pregnancy are many. The excitement of family and friends is limitless and even strangers offer an encouraging smile when they see a baby bump. Expectant moms and dads have plenty of plans, dreams and priorities during this precious time of waiting. Pregnancy also comes with its share of growing pains and discomfort. […]

Unfortunately, You Aren’t Too Young to Have Arthritis

When the word arthritis is mentioned, you might think of older people. Gnarled hands and people unable to open a pill bottle or walk without a cane may come to mind. Think again. It’s true that one form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is usually a part of the aging process. However, another form, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), […]

3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Wrists

You never realize how much you do with your wrist until it starts to hurt. At that point, every email you type, every text you send and every turn of your car wheel will give you grief and you’ll know it’s time for a change. Unfortunately, much of what we need to do each day […]

Your Long Commute Could Be Giving You Health Problems

The road to the office is rarely a short one — just ask anyone who commutes by car to work. Popular roadways become congested, and traffic slows to a crawl. Solo drivers may also find themselves bored and uncomfortable behind the wheel for long lengths of time. If this image resonates with you, you are […]

Treating Carpal Tunnel with Chiropractic

It’s a familiar feeling – you wake up in the morning and the first thing you notice is the numbness, tingling and shooting pains in your wrists. You probably suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). You’re not alone. CTS – or, as it’s sometimes called, medial nerve compression – afflicts more than 3 million Americans […]

How Hand Therapy Can Relieve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a daily obstacle for many, with numbness and/or pain often making it difficult to accomplish routine tasks. While some people find success in alternative treatments like yoga, acupuncture or vitamin supplements, hand therapy is emerging as an objectively effective way to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome. A comprehensive 2003 study by the […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Is Surgery The Answer?

Do you think you have carpal tunnel syndrome? The most common symptoms are pain and numbness in your hand or wrist. Sometimes that pain can spread up the length of your forearm.  Your carpal tunnel is actually a kind of conduit between the ligaments and bones of your hand and the median nerves and tendons […]

The Best Ways to Treat Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Repetitive motions over time, like typing, can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. About 3 percent of women and 2 percent of men are diagnosed annually with carpal tunnel. Some of the occupations that are prone to carpal tunnel include assembly line workers, seamstresses and hairstylists. Research also indicates that many instances of carpal tunnel syndrome […]

10 Natural Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be treated in many ways. Some of them involve taking drugs and undergoing surgery – both of which are a no-no for some people. Painkillers are severely over-prescribed in the United States, and this problem has led to a dramatic rise in painkiller and opiate addiction. Some addicts eventually turn […]

The Dangers of Treating Carpal Tunnel with Painkillers

We all grew up with a controller in one hand and a mouse in the other. We’re so used to typing on keyboards, clicking a mouse or mashing buttons on controllers that we were all destined for two things: an intuitive understanding of technology and carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel builds slowly, causing an odd tingling […]