Do you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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"" a condition caused by compression of a nerve where it passes through the wrist
into the hand and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances
of sensation in the hand and fingers ""
Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts gradually with a vague aching in your
wrist that can extend to your hand or forearm. Common carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, especially
your thumb and index, middle or ring fingers, but not your little finger. This
sensation often occurs while holding a steering wheel, phone or newspaper or
upon awakening. Many people "shake out" their hands to try to relieve their
symptoms. As the disorder progresses, the numb feeling may become constant.
- Pain radiating or extending from your wrist up your arm to
your shoulder or down into your palm or fingers, especially after forceful or
repetitive use. This usually occurs on the palm side of your forearm.
- A sense of weakness in your hands and a tendency to drop
When to see a doctor
If you have persistent signs and
symptoms suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if they interfere with
your normal activities and sleep patterns, see your doctor. If you leave the
condition untreated, nerve and muscle damage can occur.
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