Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) usually begins with occasional hand and wrist numbness. Most people ignore CTS when it is in its early stages. Over time, the numbness persists and turns into pain and hand weakness.

People at risk for CTS include computer operators and anyone who performs a repetitive hand motion frequently.

Early detection and treatment is important. Since different people have different pain thresholds, it’s best to be screened by a trained professional.

A doctor of chiropractic can help determine if a problem is on its way to CTS, or a temporary, mild ache from overuse. See Upper Extremity Posture Problems