Carpal tunnel syndrome describes the tingling, weakness, and numbness in the hands caused by excessive pressure on the median nerve found in the wrist. The nerve along with numerous tendons run from a person’s forearm down through the hand in a small channel call the carpal tunnel. Pressure in that area causes carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition to causing numbness, tingling, or pain in the hand, some people experience pain in their arm between the elbow and hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of a combination of health issues and activities which can pressure to build up on the median nerve. Things which can cause carpal tunnel syndrome include:
Frequently, carpal tunnel syndrome is connected to work-related activities which are repeated daily. Repetitive or forceful hand gestures, harm-arm vibration, and working in awkward positions for long periods of time can all lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome include:
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