For those suffering from carpal tunnel or any other type of arm, wrist, or hand pain, our doctors understand that even the smallest of movements can cause extreme pain and discomfort. We know that you want immediate relief from your pain, and our doctors will work closely with you to understand the root of your pain and develop an effective, customized treatment plan.
Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Our objective is to provide you with the least invasive, most natural, and effective treatment available. Treatments such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections offer just that. With PRP, we take the platelets your body already produces and separate them from the blood, creating a platelet concentration.
Once they are separated, the platelets are then re-injected into the area where the pain persists. These platelets have an incredible ability to heal and restore an injured or inflamed area, making this our most effective treatment option for carpal tunnel. In addition, our doctors may also recommend chiropractic therapies to aid in the healing and prevention of further pain and discomfort.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which numbness and tingling occur in the wrist area. This happens when the nerves in the area are not able to send messages through properly. There are many causes, but most commonly, it is due to excessive pressure on the median nerve. This nerve runs from the hand into the carpal tunnel. The median nerve is vital as it helps direct the palm as well as the thumb and fingers. When this nerve becomes pinched or damaged, it creates intense pain in the area.
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
If the carpal tunnel becomes too small or narrows, the nerves become greatly impacted and can cause a variety of symptoms such as:
- Weakness in the hand or arm. Having this weakness can be limiting in everyday activities, causing you to lose grip or drop items. This can affect working conditions as well as household tasks and recreational activities.
- A burning sensation that travels from the wrist through the arm.
- A tingling and numbness in fingers or hand.
If you are or have been suffering from carpal tunnel in St Petersburg, give Suncoast Integrative Healthcare a call today. Our doctors will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that's best for your pain needs.