Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of the median nerve being squeezed at the wrist where many tendons, ligaments and bones are located. Compression of the median nerve occurs if tendons enlarge or fluids increase thereby reducing carpal tunnel space and subsequently increasing pressure around the nerve.
Pressure on the median nerve at the carpal tunnel produces numbness and tingling in the thumb, the index finger and middle (long) finger. If you think you might have carpal tunnel syndrome, please consider asking your doctor for a referral to physical therapy as our hand therapists may be able to assist you back to a healthy lifestyle free of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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