Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Disorder
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and painful disorder of the wrist and hand. In most cases, symptoms worsen over time. It is important to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment before symptoms become more severe.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway that allows the median nerve to pass from the forearm to the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is pinched or pressed. Pressure from the pinched nerve may cause swelling in the tunnel resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and wrist, as well.