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Were you looking for information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunal syndrome is a common misspelling of carpal tunnel syndrome.
 
When the median nerve remains compressed, over time, carpal tunnel syndrome (a painful condition of the hand and wrist) can result. As the median nerve is squeezed, less blood and nutrients flow to it, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the fingers and thumb. These symptoms usually begin gradually and increase as the condition progresses.
 
Carpal tunnel syndrome generally occurs only in adults, and women are three times more likely than men to develop the condition. In addition, people in certain professions are more likely to develop it than others. Treatment often involves splinting, medications, and surgery.
 
(Click Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to read the complete eMedTV article, which offers an in-depth look at the symptoms of this condition, as well as some of the occupations that increase your risk of developing it. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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