Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to squeezing of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist to the hand. This nerve is contained in the carpal tunnel, a narrow channel just above the wrist. In carpal tunnel syndrome, the channel starts to shrink, compressing the nerve and causing inflammation.
The symptoms of CTS often start gradually and worsen over time:
- Aching and pain in the wrist that can extend up the arm or into the palm or fingers
- Numbness and tingling in you fingers which may be relieved by shaking
- Weakness in your hands and difficulty gripping objects
Take this screening to find out whether your have the common symptoms.
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