Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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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        

-Pregnancy

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