Treatment for elder patients is modified, to cater for the existing framework of the patient. Chiropractic Low force techniques are efficiently used and preferred in this group. Chiropractic is a safe treatment option for elder people suffering with back pain and neck pain and is also a good way to keep mobile.
Carpal Tunnel syndrome and wrist sprains are common problems of the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome is occurs when there is a compression to the nerves in the carpal tunnel, it is more common in females and tends to affect more people between the ages of 45 and 60.
Repetitive wrist movement, people suffering with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism are at increased risk, previous wrist injury, genetics, osteoarthritis, increased BMI, Pregnancy.
Symptoms often begin at night time and progress to the day time.
Pins and needles or numbness in the outer 3.5 fingers.
Local pain over the carpal tunnel but can spread into the hand and elbow.
Made worse with gripping.
Hand weakness Muscle atrophy or thinning of hand muscles.
Diminished sensation in median sensory field 1 (thumb).
Age > 45 years old