A 45-year-old member asked:
What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?
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Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression.: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and ring fingers. Symptoms may be worse at night and progress to pain. Oral/injectable steroids, night splints and therapy are good treatments. If symptoms persist, open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release will relieve symptoms, before nerve damage occurs.
Answered on Nov 24, 2013
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