Carpal tunnel is a condition that results when the median nerve, which runs from your neck to your hand, becomes compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your hand and fingers. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the underside of your wrist that holds the flexor tendons (the muscles that control hand movement) and the median nerve. The median nerve provides sensation to the thumb, index finger, and middle finger. When these nerves are compressed, they can’t function properly and you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Tingling or numbness in your thumb, index, or middle fingers
- Weakness in your hand
- Difficulty gripping or holding objects
- Pain that radiates from your wrist to your shoulder
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a chiropractor who specializes in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. At Peak Potential Family Chiropractor, we use a variety of treatment options to relieve the pressure on the median nerve and provide relief from your symptoms. We accept walk in patients so don’t hesitate to visit our clinic if you think you need professional chiropractic care in Northwest Houston TX.