Carpal Tunnel Braces and Splints

Carpal Tunnel Braces and Splints

Lady with wrist painIf you’ve experienced the frustration of dropping things due to decreased grip strength from your carpal tunnel syndrome, you probably like the idea of carpal tunnel braces and splints to support your wrist.

But it won’t address the root cause of your problem–however, chiropractic care often does.

Chiropractic techniques that work so well for the spine can also restore joint function in the hands and wrist and provide pain relief.

What Causes Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome has received a lot of attention in recent years, with many computer users complaining of symptoms. And it’s true that repetitive motions such as typing for long hours, using vibrating tools common in construction, and even cutting hair can contribute to carpal tunnel.

But many people who don’t perform repetitive tasks suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome as well, and the truth is that most times, the underlying cause is unknown.

Many factors can result in a mal-positioned bone or bones somewhere between the upper back and the hands, including obesity, some diseases and illnesses, pregnancy, trauma, and repetitive motion. Whatever the trigger, the misalignment creates inflammation in the carpal tunnel, which irritates the median nerve and causes the pain, burning, tingling, numbness and weakness associated with carpal tunnel.

You might feel that immobilizing your wrist will give it a “rest” and help it to heal, or allow you to perform your daily tasks without further injury.

But will carpal tunnel braces and splints really help?

Natural is Better: Chiropractic Care!

Often the mal-positioned bone in the wrist is compounded by additional misalignments in the elbow or shoulder, and even in the neck or back.

Getting all the way to the source of the problem is the key to effectively treating carpal tunnel syndrome. And getting to the source of the problem is just what chiropractic does!

Chiropractors are practitioners whose goal is to help people achieve – and maintain – optimal health and wellness. Because of this caring, whole-body approach, chiropractic has become the most popular alternative healing method in the world.

Your chiropractor will perform precise adjustments to any areas of misalignment, restoring proper positioning and alleviating the pressure on the median nerve. When your nervous system is functioning properly, with free and open communication, your body can restore itself.

The first thing the doctor will do is ask you lots of questions and listen intently to your responses – this is to determine whether you are well-suited to chiropractic. If you are, the doctor will do a thorough examination, the results of which will be given to you. Then a strategy to restore proper alignment can begin.

By choosing an adjustment, you’re choosing to get to and correct the root cause of your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome instead of simply (maybe) stopping it’s progression with a brace.

Chiropractic has such good results with carpal tunnel that relief is almost routine – though obviously, no specific results are guaranteed.

Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel symptoms generally present as burning, pain, weakness, tingling or numbness in your wrist, hand, arm, fingers and thumb. Without treatment, symptoms can worsen to the point that you drop things and become unable to perform simple tasks such as typing or writing.

The carpal tunnel is a slim tunnel surrounding the many bones of your wrist. A band of ligaments runs around the tunnel, lending support to the wrist, but when this band of tissue becomes inflamed, it encroaches into the tunnel and presses on the median nerve.

This is the nerve that travels from your arm to your hand, thumb and first three fingers, and irritating it produces carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, carpal tunnel relief does exist – and it’s natural and drug free.

Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel?

Many people like the idea of using carpal tunnel braces or splints to treat their symptoms. After all, carpal tunnel braces have some advantages over other treatments:

  • Available without a prescription
  • Drug-free
  • Non-surgical

But immobilizing the joint does nothing to ease the underlying cause of carpal tunnel syndrome and can actually make it worse and lead to other problems.

That’s because joints aren’t meant to be immobile – the whole point of a joint is to move! When you immobilize a joint, it becomes stiff and weak, putting additional stress on other muscles to compensate.

Structural Basis of Carpal Tunnel

With carpal tunnel syndrome, the inflammation in the wrist happens when a bone (or bones) in the wrist becomes misaligned. This can happen for many reasons, including weight gain or loss, an impact of some kind, repetitive stress and even illness.

By using a carpal tunnel wrist brace, you minimize the movement of the muscles and ligaments, which may temporarily ease the inflammation. But immobilizing the joint weakens it overall, creates more work for the upper arm – and does nothing to address the misalignment.

Luckily, there’s another drug-free, non-surgical approach to treating carpal tunnel that’s available without a prescription – and it’s all natural and highly effective!

Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel symptoms generally present as burning, pain, weakness, tingling or numbness in your wrist, hand, arm, fingers and thumb. Without treatment, symptoms can worsen to the point that you drop things and become unable to perform simple tasks such as typing or writing.

The carpal tunnel is a slim tunnel surrounding the many bones of your wrist. A band of ligaments runs around the tunnel, lending support to the wrist, but when this band of tissue becomes inflamed, it encroaches into the tunnel and presses on the median nerve.

This is the nerve that travels from your arm to your hand, thumb and first three fingers, and irritating it produces carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, carpal tunnel relief does exist – and it’s natural and drug free.

Wrist Brace for Carpal Tunnel?

Many people like the idea of using carpal tunnel braces or splints to treat their symptoms. After all, carpal tunnel braces have some advantages over other treatments:

  • Available without a prescription
  • Drug-free
  • Non-surgical

But immobilizing the joint does nothing to ease the underlying cause of carpal tunnel syndrome and can actually make it worse and lead to other problems.

That’s because joints aren’t meant to be immobile – the whole point of a joint is to move! When you immobilize a joint, it becomes stiff and weak, putting additional stress on other muscles to compensate.

Structural Basis of Carpal Tunnel

With carpal tunnel syndrome, the inflammation in the wrist happens when a bone (or bones) in the wrist becomes misaligned. This can happen for many reasons, including weight gain or loss, an impact of some kind, repetitive stress and even illness.

By using a carpal tunnel wrist brace, you minimize the movement of the muscles and ligaments, which may temporarily ease the inflammation. But immobilizing the joint weakens it overall, creates more work for the upper arm – and does nothing to address the misalignment.

Luckily, there’s another drug-free, non-surgical approach to treating carpal tunnel that’s available without a prescription – and it’s all natural and highly effective!

Stop Living With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Get back to living and working without the pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with natural, effective and gentle chiropractic care.

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