Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist. It occurs when the Median Nerve in the wrist is compressed. Nerves carry messages between our brains, spinal cord, and body parts. The Median Nerve carries signals for sensation and muscle movement. When the Median Nerve is compressed, or it cannot function properly. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more common in women and people between the ages of 30 and 60 years old.
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
The primary symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are pain, numbness and tingling. The numbness and tingling are typically present in the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger. You may also experience a deep ache or burning, and your pain may radiate into your arms. Your thumb may feel weak and clumsy. You may have difficulty grasping items and you may drop things. Your symptoms may be more pronounced at night, when you perform certain activities or when you are in cold temperatures.