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 and 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 is called tenosynovitis
Swelling or inflammation around the tendons

Specialists to Visit
 Hand Surgeon

Neurologist
Physiotherapist

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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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