What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition affecting the wrist and hand. The condition affects more women than men. It is more likely to occur if you are overweight. CTS develops as a result of compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist.
- Pain, numbness or tingling, particularly of the thumb and index finger. The middle and ring finger may also be affected but the little finger will be spared.
- Pain may also extend up the forearm on the thumb side.
- There may be associated weakness of the hand.
- Sufferers often complain of pain at night which wakes them from sleep.
This issue can develop as a result of a repetitive motion or overuse of the wrist. It is a common feature of pregnancy as any swelling of the hands can lead to compression of the median nerve.
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