Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

About- Carpal tunnel syndrome also called median nerve compression is a condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm.

Symptoms-
 Numbness, tingling, burning, and pain primarily in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers
 Occasional shock-like sensations
 Weakness in the hand
 Weak grip

Causes-
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve
Risk Factors
 A cyst or tumor in the carpal tunnel
 Alcoholism
 An overactive pituitary gland
 Diabetes
 Fluid retention from pregnancy or menopause
 Fractures or trauma to the wrist
 Gout
 High blood pressure
 High body mass index (BMI)
 High salt intake
 Hypothyroidism
 Joint dislocations
 Kidney failure
 Repeated motion of the wrist
 Repeated use of vibrating hand tools
 Rheumatoid arthritis
 Smoking
 Structural problems in the wrist joint
 Swelling of the lining of the flexor tendons called tenosynovitis
 Swelling or inflammation around the tendons

Specialists to Visit
 Hand Surgeon

 Neurologist
 Physiotherapist

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Carpal tunnel syndrome
References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.aans.org
https://www.assh.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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