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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve becomes compressed.
  • The median nerve is the nerve that travels down the arm into the hand. With carpal tunnel syndrome the nerve is squeezed as it passes through the narrow path (or tunnel) at the wrist.
  • The pressure on the wrist can cause the fingers and thumb to feel tingly and numb. They may feel paralyzed, or unable to move.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a specific group of symptoms including tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand and occasionally in the forearm and elbow.

Bounded by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway - about as big around as your thumb - on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve (median nerve) to your hand and nine tendons that bend your fingers. Pressure placed on the nerve produces the numbness, pain and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome.

Fortunately, for most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually can relieve the pain and numbness and restore normal use of the wrists and hands.

When to seek medical advice 

If signs and symptoms that you think might be due to carpal tunnel syndrome interfere with your normal activities — including sleep — and they persist, see your doctor. If you leave the condition untreated, nerve and muscle damage can occur.

Screening and diagnosis 

Your doctor will most likely want to review your signs and symptoms to find out where they're located. One diagnostic key is that the median nerve doesn't provide sensation to your little fingers. Another clue is the timing of the symptoms. Typical times when you might experience symptoms due to carpal tunnel syndrome include while holding a phone or a newspaper, gripping a steering wheel, or sleeping. Your doctor will also want to test the feeling in your fingers and the strength of the muscles in your hand, because these can be affected by carpal tunnel syndrome. Pressure on the median nerve at the wrist, produced by either bending the wrist, tapping on the nerve or simply pressing on the nerve, can bring on the symptoms in many people.

If you have signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, your doctor may recommend the following diagnostic tests:

  • Electromyogram. Electromyography measures the tiny electrical discharges produced in muscles. A thin-needle electrode is inserted into the muscles your doctor wants to study. An instrument records the electrical activity in your muscle at rest and as you contract the muscle. This test can help determine if muscle damage has occurred.

  • Nerve conduction study. In a variation of electromyography, two electrodes are taped to your skin. A small shock is passed through the median nerve to see if electrical impulses are slowed in the carpal tunnel.

These tests are also useful in checking for other conditions that might mimic carpal tunnel syndrome, such as a pinched nerve in your neck. Your doctor may recommend that you see a rheumatologist, neurologist, hand surgeon or neurosurgeon — depending on whether you have additional signs or symptoms of other medical disorders or need specialized treatment.

 

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