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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing wrist pain, finger numbness, finger tingling, hand pain, unable to grip (hands), numbness or tingling, hand numbness, joint swelling, wrist weakness, hand weakness, and finger weakness.

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Carpal tunnel : syndrome, is a condition where the nerves in the arm/wrist area are crowded and compressed. The bones in arm/wrist area, radius and ulna, form a channel for the nerves and blood vessels. Inflammation or edema can cause enough pressure to impede the function of the nerves. Medications, braces, and surgery are options. See you doctor to get an exam and treatment plan.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2020


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