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How Do I Know If I Actually Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

by | August 2, 2012

Here is the secret to knowing if you actually have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Video Transcript

So what’s one of the ways that you can actually find out whether or not you do have carpal tunnel syndrome? And here is basically the rule on whether or not you have carpal tunnel syndrome or not.

When you have the numbness and the tingling in the hands. If you have numbness and tingling in these three fingers, basically here, here, and here, then that’s a possibility. If you have numbness and tingling in the hand, then carpal tunnel syndrome is a possibility, but you could have something else.

In that case, if you have numbness and tingling in the hand, then a carpal tunnel surgery is probably not gonna fix your problem. You can have other issues where people can have problems in the hand, and that can be caused from further up like in the forearm, or you can have that being caused in the neck. So there’s many other issues that can go into the problem with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Thank you for listening to my Healthy Hints for Harmony. You can find more information on treatments that I use in my practice, like Graston Technique and Kinesio Taping on my website and blog at www.harmonychiro.com. Thanks a lot for watching.


Dr. Bryan D. Royer has been practicing chiropractic medicine in the Toledo area since 2005. He graduated summa cum laude as the class salutatorian from the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2004. Dr. Royer’s earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology from the University of Dayton in 1999 and another Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology in 2002 from NUHS. He is the only Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist practicing in the Toledo area and is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®). Dr. Royer is the only healthcare provider in the Toledo Area to be certified in Graston Technique® and he is also a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP). He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, the ACA Council on Neurology and the Kinesio Taping Association. He currently serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Northwest Ohio Chiropractic Association and has done so since 2010.

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