Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition that affects the hand and fingers. It occurs when a nerve in your wrist, called the median nerve, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This pressure damages the nerve's ability to send signals from your brain to your hand and arm. Watch this video below to learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome from Dr. Sergio Glait.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in your wrist. The roof of the tunnel is made up of carpal bones and the floor is made up of a ligament. When these tough tissues become inflamed, they put pressure on the nerve causing pain, tingling, or numbness in your fingers and hand.
If inflammatory tissue or a bone spur (small growth) is pressing on the nerve, surgery to remove this tissue can relieve pressure and reduce symptoms. If there's no evidence of inflammation or a bone spur, other surgical procedures such as releasing the ligament that runs through the carpal tunnel may be possible.
HOW DO YOU TREAT CARPAL TUNNEL?
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