Were you looking for information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnal is a common misspelling and variation of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful illness of the hand and wrist that progresses over time. It is caused by a compression of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. As the disease progresses, it can become difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform manual tasks.
Treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome include nonsurgical and surgical methods. The options your healthcare provider recommends will depend on factors specific to your situation, such as how far the disease has progressed, what symptoms you are experiencing, and if you have other medical conditions.
(Click Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to learn more about causes, early symptoms, and risk factors, as well as the permanent damage that can occur if the condition is left untreated. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)