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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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Do you have a physically demanding job?

Are you experiencing pain in your hands or fingers?

You may have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to pain and inflammation of the hand, wrist, and fingers, caused by pressure on the median nerve. In your wrist, there’s a pathway called the carpal tunnel, which houses tendons, ligaments, and the median nerve. If any of the tendons swell or degrade, it can affect the size of the carpal tunnel making it more narrow, leading to compression of the Median nerve. If the pain persists, surgery is usually recommended.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel?

There are many factors that can cause carpal tunnel. Professions that utilize the hands or wrists, such as chefs, dentists, artists, athletes, machinists, office workers, and more are susceptible to overusing or straining these areas and developing carpal tunnel. Those with previous wrist strain, injury, or arthritis can also develop carpal tunnel.


  • Pain or numbness in the hands
  • Hand weakness
  • Burning or tingling in the fingers
  • Muscle atrophy near the thumb
  • Swollen sensation in the fingers
  • Trouble making a fist

How Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser Can Help

The median nerve runs along the entire arm, so spinal adjustments may be able to help decrease inflammation. For optimal pain relief, couple your chiropractic adjustments with laser therapy! Laser therapy can help decrease inflammation and help the area heal. Get in and out with minimal waiting time at Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser! Most sessions take about 10 minutes and are pain free. 

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“To be able to make a complete fist with my right hand, considering where it was, is remarkable. It saved me from having to have surgery.” – Mark

At Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser, it’s our goal to relieve your pain and help you get your life back. Feel better with less pain and a greater range of motion in your wrist, hands, and fingers.

Contact Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser today for compassionate care!