Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If You Have:
- Tingling and numbness in your thumb, index, and middle finger
- Tingling in all fingers
- Tingling in only the thumb or middle finger
- Aching and pain in your hand
- Aching in your forearm that can radiate to your shoulder or back, and/or clumsiness or a weak grip
You Might Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What is the Carpal Tunnel?
The carpal tunnel is a tunnel inside your hand, formed by a semi-circle of bones on three sides. The fourth side is a ligament that is unable to stretch. The median nerve, nine tendons, a spongy tissue called tenosynovium, and a bit of extra room are all located inside this tunnel.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Since the carpal tunnel is unable to stretch, pressure is placed on the median nerve when the tenosynovium begins to swell for any number of reasons. Due to the pressure, you begin to feel the symptoms mentioned above.