Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand, median nerve is compressed at the wrist. The problem gets worse over a period of time and can lead to nerve damage and worsening symptoms.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in the wrist. The carpal bones of the wrist form the floor and sides of the tunnel. A band of connective tissue called transverse carpal ligament forms the roof of the tunnel. The median nerve, an important nerve supply in the hand passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. This nerve provides the sensation to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tunnel becomes narrow or when tissues in the tunnel swell and compress the median nerve. This results in pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tunnel becomes narrowed or when tissues in the tunnel swell, putting the median nerve under pressure. This pressure results in pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand.
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I am a software engineer based in Hyderabad. I hail from Kerala. I had a cervical disc prolapsed and was advised to undergo surgery at Hyderabad