Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome, also called median nerve compression, is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand. It happens because of pressure on your median nerve, which runs the length of your arm, goes through a passage in your wrist called the carpal tunnel, and ends in your hand.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
-Conditions like hypothyroidism, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes
-Repetitive motions, like typing
What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
• Burning, tingling, or itching numbness in your palm and thumb or your index and middle fingers
• Weakness in your hand and trouble holding things
• Shock-like feelings that move into your fingers
• Tingling that moves up into your arm