CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
The function of the wrist is to position the hand in space and allow movement from the forearm to the hand and vice-versa. To accomplish this the wrist must have a large range of movement in all directions. All the muscles that initiate this movement do not directly insert or originate in the wrist. The wrist’s stability depends on the integrity of its ligamentous support.
The wrist is made up of 8 tiny bones known as carpals. They are arranged in 2 rows
and are held together in a specific alignment by numbers of strong ligaments. These
ligaments are located between the bones and attach the carpals to the bones of the
forearm. Between the wrist bones a tunnel is formed allowing the median nerve to pass
through and innervate certain muscles of the hand.
When the ligaments of the wrist become lax, the carpal bones shift, decrease the size of the tunnel and “trap” the median nerve inside. This accounts for the specific type of pain that accompanies carpal tunnel syndrome.
Constant wrist extension-waitress carrying trays
People scrubbing floors
Chiropractors adjusting people
We treat this condition utilizing the following protocols: