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Grasping Solutions: Unveiling the Causes Behind Hand Pain!

Jan 26, 2024 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

Experiencing hand pain can significantly impact daily life, as our hands are essential for numerous tasks. Additionally, the psychological distress of having a part of your body malfunction can be significant.

Diagnosing hand pain is complex due to its various potential causes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common culprit, characterized by a narrowing of the wrist's boney tunnel, which traps the nerves leading into the hand.

Thoracic outlet syndrome is another cause, where compression within the shoulder girdle area leads to hand pain, frequently during the night.

Neck issues, such as a disk lesion compressing neck nerves, can also cause hand pain, either referred or radiating directly from the nerve root.

These conditions may occur separately or together, complicating the diagnosis and treatment of hand pain. Proper diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment. While analgesics can lessen pain, they do not address the root cause, such as releasing an entrapped nerve. Pain should be viewed as a signal pointing to an underlying issue, much like a fire alarm signaling a fire, not the problem itself.

A study in 2008 highlighted the difficulty in distinguishing between these disorders clinically, noting that misdiagnosis, especially of carpal tunnel syndrome, is common due to frequent false positives.

To accurately identify the cause of hand pain, spinal x-rays may be necessary to guide treatment decisions. Chiropractic care, a conservative and often underutilized treatment option, presents minimal risks and should be considered before resorting to braces, medications, or surgery for hand pain.

So, if you are experiencing pain in my wrist (yours), numbness or paresthesia, hand weakness, and carpal tunnel symptoms and you type in pain management near me or chiropractor near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my neck or wrist.”?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome and who can help near you? 

You may have a “funny feeling like a numbness frequently called paresthesia. Even a handshake may be painful or weak.  Some people around your area have prescribed chemicals that may temporarily reduce the numbness but not fixing the problem. The numbing in the fingers can be annoying and even debilitating.

You may want to see a study on chiropractic effectiveness for carpal tunnel such as this one:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8046280/

Also, if you feel arm pain it may indicate things are getting worse and may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck. Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional in your area.

If you would like to avoid getting carpal tunnel in the first place or to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness nearby, our membership program called Club C may be just the thing for you with great cost savings, convenience, and even more importantly, a plan to get your health back and keep it.

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Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at Coast Chiropractic Centers at (239) 278-3344 or stop by on your day off for a walk in visit and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.

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