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carpal tunnel syndrome
 
In the wrist, nerves and tendons pass through a space called the carpal tunnel.  Because the carpal tunnel is narrow, a major nerve called the median nerve that passes through this tight space can become irritated or compressed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a combination of numbness, tingling, pain and weakness in the hand caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • tingling, burning, numbness in the fingers
  • pain
  • weakness or difficulty gripping
 
Causes

Causes may include:

  • irritation
  • overuse
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • injury
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

Specialties
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  • neurology

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