WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition which can cause pain, numbness and burning or tingling sensation into the hand and fingers. Symptoms of CTS can vary. The carpal tunnel is a small tunnel that runs from the bottom of your wrist to your lower palm. Several tendons pass through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve also passes through it. The nerve and tendons are protected by a ridge of bone and ligaments.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME:
In cases of CTS, the space inside the tunnel shrinks, placing a compression and pressure on the median nerve. Due to this compression, symptoms include varying levels of pain and numbness to the hand and fingers.