Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease that is caused by pressure to the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and movement of the wrist. This disease can cause weakness, muscle damage, tingling, soreness or numbness in the fingers and hands. Repetitive motions of the wrist and hands, which include typing, sewing, painting, and playing musical instruments commonly cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve that serves the inner half of the hand (the median nerve) travels through what is known as the carpal tunnel. Inflammation or collapse of this tunnel will pinch the nerve, causing what is generally known as a neuropathy, which will lead to the inability of the nerve to perform its proper functions.

carpal-tunnelThe most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is typing. The repeated movement of typing, when repeatedly performed from a position that is stressful on the wrists, is believed to be the cause in many cases. This results in a pinching of the median nerve that runs down the side of the wrist, causing numbness and pain, typically on the inside portion of the hand, affecting the thumb, index, middle, and inner half of the ring finger.

There are many symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. These symptoms can include numbness and tingling in the palm of the hand, thumb and two to three fingers in either or both hands. Symptoms also include sharp pains in the wrist that extends to the elbow, problems with finger coordination and movement, degeneration of muscle under the thumb, and weakness in grip and ability to carry objects in one or both hands.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Has Many Medical Problems That Are Associated With It:

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  • Acromegaly (excess growth cause by overproduction of certain growth hormones)
  • Alcoholism
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Fractures
  • Diabetes

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  • Hypothyrodism (lower than baseline production of thyroid enzymes)
  • Infections
  • Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome and Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


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