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can you please explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve pain in wrist: There is a space( carpal tunnel) in the wrist area where the median nerve passes through to innervate the 5th, 4th and the lateral half of middle fingers; when this nerve is compressed at the level of this area(the carpal tunnel), probably due to overuse, typing, prolong use of keyboard, one can develop sharp, burning and tingling sensation on the affected hand and fingers( carpal tunnel syndrome).
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This nerve provides motor and sensory function to the thumb, index, middle fingers and half of the ring finger. Therefore patients with carpal tunnel syndrome will develop pain, numbness and tingling in the distribution of this nerve.
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve compression: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a situation when there is compression of the median nerve inside the wrist. The median nerve supplies sensation to the tips of the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. This can result in numbness, tingling, or sometimes weakness of certain movements.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Teddy Atik
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Pinched nerve: it is a pinched nerve in the hand inside a tunnel called the carpal tunnel which contains 9 tendons and one nerve. The roof of the tunnel is the transverse carpal ligament that thickens with time. It is that ligament that is cut during surgery to release the compression
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
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