The Vancouver chiropractic practice Forgey SportsMed & Rehab Clinic is treating a variety of physical injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome.
This condition develops when synovium, or the tissues that surround the flexor tendons in the wrist, swell and put pressure on the median nerve. This swelling narrows the confined space of the carpal tunnel, and over time, crowds the nerve.
Some of the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome include heredity, as some people have smaller carpal tunnels compared to others; excessive use of the hands in activities, such as typing or grabbing something for long periods; and hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy. Older people, as well as those with medical conditions like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid gland imbalance, are also prone to this.
Common symptoms of this condition include numbness, pain, and tingling in the hand; an electric shock-like feeling mostly in the thumb, index, and long fingers; and strange sensations that travel up the arm towards the shoulder. These can occur gradually and at any time of the day. They initially come and go, but, in time, may become more constant.
A feeling of clumsiness or weakness can also make delicate motions, like buttoning a shirt, difficult and cause someone to drop things.
Owner and director Dr. Doug Forgey, DC, brings nearly three decades worth of experience to his practice. He graduated Magna cum Laude of his class in Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
To learn more information about Forgey SportsMed & Rehab and to set a schedule with them, visit www.SportsMedOnline.net today. They accept same-day appointments and they have private exam and treatment rooms available.
About Forgey SportsMed & Rehab Clinic
Dr. Doug Forgey, DC, and his team at the Hazel Dell-based Forgey SportsMed & Rehab Clinic specializes in chiropractic care and physical therapy for Vancouver, WA patients. The practice offers a unique method which combines allopathic medicine with chiropractic and physical therapy, providing their patients the absolute benefits of the two.