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Can you please explain carpal tunnel syndrome?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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