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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Common Symptoms | Treatments | Endoscopic Surgery | Benefits and Comparisons

In the center of the wrist, there is a space called the carpal tunnel where a major nerve (the median nerve) and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. A very strong ligament forms a roof over the tunnel. When there is swelling in the carpal tunnel, pressure is put on the median nerve, which supplies most of the fingers and thumb with feeling and movement.

When pressure becomes great enough to compress the nerve, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may occur.

The transverse carpal ligament is the roof over the bony carpal tunnel which houses nine tendons and the median nerve. When there is swelling within the tunnel, pressure is put on the nerve. Pain, numbness and tingling may result.

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