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What areas of the hand (and arm) does carpal tunnel syndrome affect?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
14 doctors agree

In brief: Median nerve

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
The median nerve goes on to supply the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, parasthesias, weakness or cramping.

In brief: Median nerve

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
The median nerve goes on to supply the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, parasthesias, weakness or cramping.
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Numbness

The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand.
The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared.

In brief: Numbness

The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand.
The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: VIDEO carpal tunnel

Here is a nice video i made a few years back.
Carpal tunnel affects sensation to the thumb index middle and half the ring, as well as thumb muscle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngyEru9myoY&t=24s

In brief: VIDEO carpal tunnel

Here is a nice video i made a few years back.
Carpal tunnel affects sensation to the thumb index middle and half the ring, as well as thumb muscle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngyEru9myoY&t=24s
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Carpal tunnel

It affect the hand and the fingers.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

It affect the hand and the fingers.
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