Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel

carpTo avoid permanent damage to the median nerve, CTS should be diagnosed and
treated early. A standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and
neck can help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an
underlying disorder. Your doctor of chiropractic can use other specific tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The most common are:

  • Pressure-provocative test. A cuff placed at the front of the carpal tunnel is inflated, followed by direct pressure on the median nerve.
  • Carpal compression test. Moderate pressure is applied with both thumbs directly 
on the carpal tunnel and underlying median nerve at the transverse carpal ligament

Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other
common causes of wrist and hand pain. Sometimes electrodiagnostic tests, such as
nerve conduction velocity testing, are used to help confirm the diagnosis. With these
tests, small electrodes, placed on your skin, measure the speed at which electrical
impulses travel across your wrist. CTS will slow the speed of the impulses and will
point your doctor of chiropractic to this diagnosis. These tests can also help determine
if some other condition is causing your complaints.

Call us to set up your free consultation to see if Dr. Barrett can help you with your carpel tunnel, 952-835-0006, our staff is standing by right now.



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7250 France Ave S Suite 111
Edina, MN 55435