There are eight carpal bones in the wrist, five metacarpals, and 14 nonsesamoid bones that comprise the phalanges.
Chiropractors treat ‘Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ‘with the adjustment of the wrist to align the carpal bones back into their proper place.’
The operation (carpal tunnel release) involves cutting the carpal ligament to make more space for the nerves and tendons in the carpal tunnel.
Bounded by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway - about as big around as your thumb - located on the palm side of your wrist.
Consecutive patients referred to an electrodiagnostic laboratory for evaluation of carpal tunnel symptoms were enrolled in the study.
Using a magnetic-resonance scanner, the team found that the median nerve in the wrist's carpal tunnel was in danger of being trapped when repetitive hand movements are made in a confined posture.
When the tendons passing though a narrow channel in the wrist - the carpal tunnel - are overused, they swell and press on the nerve that controls feeling in the hand.
The carpal tunnel consists of some tissues (the transverse carpal ligament and 9 flexor tendons) that surround the median nerve as it passes through the wrist and palm area.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in your wrist that protects the nerves and tendons that extend into your hand.
There are 8 bones in your wrist called carpal bones.