News Update on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition experienced by about 1 in 20 people, and is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve at the level of the wrist. In essence, the median nerve or nerve that provides sensation to the thumb, index, long, and ring fingers, is pinched. Those with carpal tunnel syndrome usually experience numbness and tingling in the fingers. Sometimes patients can experience pain in the hand and wrist and even up the arm.