CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Numbness, tingling, or pain in the wrist/hand

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel - a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand houses the median nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons and/or other swelling can narrow the tunnel and cause the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. 

If you are experiencing any pain in the wrist or hand do not hesitate, make an appointment today!