Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. When the median nerve is compressed, the symptoms can include numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm.
The anatomy of your wrist, health problems and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Proper treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores wrist and hand function.
What are the symptoms?
Carpal Tunnel is often indicated by a feeling of numbness and tingling in the fingertips.
Patients sometimes experience their fingers going to sleep at night, causing them to awaken, and clumsiness of the hand.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The first line of treatment for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is simply wearing a splint, if the condition is diagnosed early.
In situations where the symptoms are more advanced, then the patient may need carpal tunnel decompression surgery, which is a common surgery performed everyday through the United States and the world.