Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Computers, texting and other repetitive and overuse motions can cause pain, tingling and numbness in the hand or wrist. The culprit? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a condition in which the wrist’s median nerve is “squeezed” or compressed. Read on to learn more.
Causes & Triggers
- Contributing medical conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Thyroid gland imbalance
- Hormonal imbalance
- Repetitive or overuse injuries
Signs & Symptoms
- Electrical-like sensations in/along:
- Index or long fingers
Tips & Treatments
- Anatomically speaking, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist that protects the median nerve and flexor tendons that cause fingers and thumb to bend.
- Irritation and swelling create pressure on the median nerve, causing numbness, tingling or pain.
- Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment, including non-surgical or surgical intervention.