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Hand and Wrist Pain

Carpal Tunnel - What is it?

Carpal Tunnel is compression on the median nerve. The median nerve is what supplies the hand with feeling and movement. The symptoms include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both hands
  • Numbness or tingling of the palm of the hand
  • Pain extending to the elbow
  • Pain in wrist or hand in one or both hands
  • Problems with fine finger movements (coordination) in one or both hands
  • Wasting away of the muscle under the thumb (in advanced or long-term cases)
  • Weak grip or difficulty carrying bags (a common complaint)
  • Weakness in one or both hands

What causes Carpal Tunnel?

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