Hand pain can significantly impact our daily activities and quality of life. The intricate anatomy of the hand, consisting of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves, makes it susceptible to various conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist arthritis. At Atlas Medical Center, we provide relief from hand pain through non-surgical, regenerative treatments, such as stem cell therapy, PRP therapy, and chiropractic adjustments. By targeting the underlying causes of hand pain, we restore function, alleviate discomfort, and improve overall hand health.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition characterized by pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or irritated as it passes through the carpal tunnel—a narrow passageway formed by bones and ligaments in the wrist.
The underlying cause of carpal tunnel syndrome can be multifactorial. One major contributing factor is repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as typing or using vibrating tools, which can lead to inflammation and swelling of the surrounding tissues. Other factors include hormonal changes, certain medical conditions, wrist fractures, and genetic predisposition.
The compression of the median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome disrupts the nerve’s ability to transmit signals effectively, leading to abnormal sensations. As the condition progresses, individuals may experience weakness in their hand, making it difficult to grip objects or perform fine motor tasks. Early recognition and diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome are crucial.
Wrist arthritis refers to the inflammation and degeneration of the joints in the wrist, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Arthritis in the wrist can be caused by various factors, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and other conditions.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time, resulting in bone-on-bone friction and damage. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the body’s immune system to attack the synovial membrane, a layer of tissue that lines the joint. Post-traumatic arthritis can develop following a wrist injury, such as a fracture or ligament tear.
In wrist arthritis, the breakdown of cartilage, inflammation, and joint damage can lead to pain, swelling, stiffness, and a reduced range of motion. As the condition progresses, deformities and joint instability may develop, further limiting hand and wrist function. Early diagnosis is important for implementing appropriate management strategies and preventing further joint damage.
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Atlas Medical Center offers a range of non-surgical reparative, restorative, and healing therapies to address hand pain and promote overall wellness. Our comprehensive approach includes innovative treatments, such as stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, and spinal decompression. We believe in providing alternatives beyond the long-term use of pharmaceutical painkillers or surgical procedures. If you’re seeking conservative therapies to help relieve pain and improve mobility in your hands, we invite you to schedule a consultation in Irving or Fort Worth.