Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist. In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time, so early diagnosis and treatment are important. Early on, symptoms can often be relieved with simple measures like wearing a wrist splint or avoiding certain activities.

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Numbness, tingling or burning.
  • Occasional shock-like sensations.
  • Pain or tingling.
  • Weakness or clumsiness in the hand.
  • Dropping things.

 

Treatment Options

  • Bracing or splinting.
  • Nonsteroidal medication.
  • Activity changes.
  • Nerve gliding exercises.
  • Steroid Injections.
  • Surgical treatment.

 

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