5 Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5 Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions of the hand. It happens when there is pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It can be caused by things like arthritis and fractures, but, ultimately, there can be many causes.

Here are 5 signs that you may have carpal tunnel:

  1. Pain
  2. Numbness
  3. Tingling
  4. Weaker grip
  5. Tendency to drop things

Numbness and tingling is common in the thumb and pointer, middle and ring fingers. Sometimes, symptoms can be worse during the night, but they can also be felt during daily activities.

Carpal tunnel can be treated in a variety of ways, ranging from a wrist splint to steroid injections. Surgery may be needed if your case is severe.

Learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome at www.HandCare.org, where you’ll find images and videos related to this condition.

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