Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Everything you need to know about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The median nerve is compressed as it passes through the hand, this causes carpal tunnel syndrome. On the palm side of your hand, the median nerve is found (also called the carpal tunnel). The median nerve gives your thumb, index finger, long finger, and part of your ring finger sensibility (the ability to feel). It sends an impulse to the muscle that moves the thumb. Carpal tunnel syndrome can affect either one or both hands.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by swelling inside the wrist, which causes compression. On the side of your hand near the thumb, it might cause numbness, weakness, and tingling.