Adult Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal tunnel syndrome condition in the hand and arm that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist.

Some of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome include the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and possibly patterns of hand use.

Compression of the nerve produces the numbness, tingling and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome.

For most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually can relieve the tingling and numbness and restore wrist and hand function.