Numbness & Tingling. The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include: numbness, tingling, & pain in the hand an electric shock-like feeling mostly in the thumb, index, & long & part of the ring finger. Symptoms usually begin gradually, without a specific injury. Symptoms may occur at any time. Because many people sleep with their wrists curled, symptoms at night are common & may awaken you from sleep.
Nerve symptoms. Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The mainstay of carpal tunnel management is night time splints, steroid injections, and only when those fail is surgery recommended.