is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on a nerve running
through the wrist which supplies feeling and movement
to parts of the hand (median nerve). It can lead
to numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand and
The median nerve enters the hand through the carpal
tunnel and provides feeling and movement to the
palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and part
of the ring finger. The carpal tunnel is normally
narrow, so any swelling can pinch the nerve and
cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. This
is called carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who perform
repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as
typing on a computer keyboard. The condition occurs
most often in people 30 to 60 years old, and is
more common in women than men. A number of medical
problems are associated with carpal tunnel syndrome,
including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, and obesity.
What are the symptoms
associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Numbness, pain or tingling of the palm of the hand,
thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both
hands. Pain may extend through the wrist to the
arm. Problems with fine finger movements in one
or both hands are commonly experienced with weak
hands or grip or difficulty carrying bags. In advanced
or long term cases, patients can suffer wasting
away of the muscle under the thumb.
How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pursuant to a physical examination, a doctor may
find the following classic symptoms: Numbness in
the palm, thumb, index finger, middle finger, and
thumb side of the ring finger, or a weak hand grip,
a Tinel's sign (tapping over the median nerve at
the wrist may cause pain to shoot from the wrist
to the hand), and/or a Phalen's test (bending the
wrist forward all the way for 60 seconds will usually
result in numbness, tingling, or weakness). Tests
conducted may include electromyography (EMG) or
wrist magnetic resonance image (MRI) .
is the typical treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
You may try wearing a splint. Hot and cold compresses
may also be recommended. Workplace modification
to reduce the stress on your wrist are often employed.
Medications used in the treatment of carpal tunnel
syndrome include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Corticosteroid
injections, given into the carpal tunnel area, may
relieve symptoms for a period of time. Carpal tunnel
release surgery, consisting of a procedure opens
the ligament that is pressing on the nerve, is successful
most of the time. Good outcome depends on how long
the nerve compression has been occurring and its
severity. More than 50% of cases eventually resort
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