Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a chronic condition affecting the median nerve of the wrists, which runs through a structure known as the “carpal tunnel.” It is characterized by pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion, and is typically caused by repetitive stress. In addition to the aforementioned symptoms, people with carpal tunnel syndrome frequently experience numbness or tingling of the extremities, especially the thumbs, index finger and middle finger, which occasionally extends into the ring finger. The condition can be managed in several ways, including the use of splints to stretch out the affected muscles, corticosteroids, physical therapy and, in extreme cases, surgery.