Carpel tunnel syndrome is a compression
of the median nerve
via the flexor retinaculum. Any continued use of the wrist may cause compression of the median nerve.
Piano, violin, and drumming are all examples how a musician could potentially experience carpel tunnel. It is characterized by numbness
in the first two fingers and thumb along with wasting of the muscles on the palm side by the thumb.
Answer assisted by Michael Erickson, Medical Student