A 53-year-old member asked:
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can you explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Median nerve: Compression of the median nerve at the base of the palm in canal bound by bone and the traverse carpal ligament. Swelling in the canal increases pressure on the median nerve causing numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and half the ring fingers. Can get weakness of thenar muscles and loss of coordination as well.
Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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