Many sufferers report feeling these symptoms first at nighttime as they are trying to go to sleep. These symptoms make it feel as if people's hands have fallen asleep as well, such as when someone sleeps awkwardly on their hands and fingers. However, as the disease progresses people who have CTS report losing feeling or sensation in their hands and wrists. Some lose it to the point that they cannot distinguish between hot and cold anymore. They also can no longer make a fist or flex their hands normally.
To determine how a person's CTS came on, chiropractors and other Jacksonville, Florida providers may perform examinations of a person's neck, hands, elbows, and shoulders.
Along with these tests, a chiropractor may also order x-rays and MRIs to determine if other conditions could be contributing to a person's CTS. Conditions that could mimic or affect CTS have been identified as:
Once diagnosed, patients may be offered treatments that include:
Chiropractors may also use therapeutic massages and exercises, stretching activities, soft tissue mobilization techniques, and even yoga to help patients recover.
In some instances, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be so severe that surgical intervention is the only viable treatment for the sufferer. People who undergo this surgery often experience long-lasting relief and can resume their normal activities. Although there are some surgical failures in which the operation itself is a failure or scar tissue continues to build within the Carpal Tunnel bringing on the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms again.
Chiropractors and other medical providers urge people to take precautions to avoid developing CTS throughout their careers. These preventative measures are:
Employers are likewise advised to be mindful of their employees' risk of CTS. They may find it prudent to rotate workers in various job stations to prevent overuse and stress of workers' hands, fingers, and wrists. CTS can bring a person's career to a halt and also cost that person a lot of money in medical bills. People can avoid developing this condition by using preventative measures at work and also be seeking out fast diagnosis and treatment.