Your wrist is comprised of several small carpal bones that need to move properly in relation with one an other in order for the wrist to perform its function and have full range of motion.
Wrist pain can come from improper movement of the carpal bones, repetitive stress or from a sprain or fracture from an injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem involving the wrists and hands. (CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons and swelling causes narrowing of the carpal tunnel and the median nerve becomes compressed. ) Symptoms of CTS include numbness, tingling and weakness in the thumb, index or middle finger along with burning or numbness in the palm.
CTS tends to affect people who perform repetitive motions with the hands like stenographers, hairdressers and mechanics, for example.
A chiropractor can also advise you on proper stretches and posture to prevent repetitive strain injures in your profession.
CTS can be a very debilitating problem and one that requires an accurate diagnosis. Wrist and hand pain is a very common complaint in the general population, but often times occurs its cause is due to the sensitive nerves and tissues of the arm and hand getting compressed elsewhere and resulting in similar symptoms. Poor posture and tension in the neck and thoracic spine can irritate the nerves making their way to the wrists and hands. Wrist and hand pain can be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor following a proper examination.