Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is the carpal tunnel?

The carpal tunnel is a tunnel at the wrist joint. The road and walls are made of your wrist bones and the roof is made of a ligament, called the transverse carpal ligament. In this small tunnel nine tendons and the Median nerve travel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common, painful, progressive condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist area.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness, tingling sensation in all the fingers except the little finger. A pain and burning sensation in the hand may radiate up the arm and elbow. In severe cases there may be weakness in the hand with diminished grip strength. If left untreated it can lead to permanent nerve damage to your hand.

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What are the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Exact causes of the condition are not known, however certain factors increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

These include congenital abnormalities, repetitive motion of hand and wrist, fractures and sprains, hormonal imbalance, and other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, obesity, gout, overactive pituitary gland, or the presence of a cyst or tumour in the canal. 

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