Were you looking for information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpul tunnel is a common misspelling of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive, painful condition caused a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. When the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, is pinched at the wrist, less blood and nutrients flow to it. This causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the fingers and thumb. As symptoms worsen, it may become difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform manual tasks.
With carpal tunnel syndrome, treatment options are focused on relieving pressure from the median nerve. The specific treatment recommended by your healthcare provider will depend on several factors. For example, your current symptoms, what has been tried in the past, and how long you have had your symptoms will all affect your course of treatment. Non-surgical options include physical therapy, rest, splinting the wrist, and medications (such as steroid injections). In some cases, surgery may be necessary.
(Click Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for more information about how the disease progresses and what causes it. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)