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Causes of Carpal Tunnel

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve is a major nerve that runs from the forearm into the hand, and it provides sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. It also controls some of the muscles in the hand.

Too often, people with carpal tunnel get surgery to open up the carpal tunnel area. However, this isn’t always the correct solution. To understand how to best help your wrist pain, it is necessary to understand where the pain is coming from.

Top Pain Generators Resulting in Carpal Tunnel:

  1. Disc Herniation / Bulge in the neck

  2. Median Nerve Entrapment

  3. Chest Tightness

  4. Forearm Tightness

  5. Swelling in the carpal tunnel

If you are having pain in your wrist and want to determine the best solution for your pain, give us a call! We will examine all components in the nerve pathway, from your neck to your fingertips to fully understand why you are in pain.

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