Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When the median nerve, one of the hand’s main nerves, is compressed as it passes through the narrow canal of the wrist, a painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome develops.
Narrowing of the carpal tunnel in the wrist is the root cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve and tendons (found within the carpal tunnel) become swollen and compressed as a result, preventing sensation from reaching the hand and fingers.
- Thumb and the first three fingers of your hand feel numb, tingly, and hurt.
- Burning and pain in arms
- Wrist pain that keeps you up at night.
- Weakness in the hand’s muscles
- Electrophysiological tests
- Physical exam
- Non-surgical – Medications and injections, wearing a writst splint