Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS): Pressure on the median nerve causing numbness, tingling and loss of motor function (power) in the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger over time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist. Typing on a computer keyboard is probably the most common cause of carpal tunnel. Other causes include sewing, driving, assembly line work, painting, writing, use of tools, playing musical instruments and sports such as racquetball or handball. Although, there are many causes for CTS, trauma plays a major role in causality when the transcarpal ligament overstretches and compresses the median nerve. Symptoms can be instant or develop overtime. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome!
Dr. Ressler is able to adjust the wrist as well as recommend nutritional advice to alleviate these problems. Schedule an appointment today!