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Were you looking for information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpel tunnel pain is a common misspelling and variation of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful illness affecting the hand and wrist. It is caused by a gradual compression of the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand. The median nerve is responsible for controlling some of your hand muscles and allowing you to feel sensations with your hand.
As this nerve is squeezed, less blood and nutrients flow to it. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the fingers and thumb. As carpal tunnel syndrome progresses, it can become difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform manual tasks.
The risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is not confined to people in a single industry or job, but the condition is especially common in those performing assembly line work, such as manufacturing, sewing, and finishing. Treatment may initially involve medications, splinting, and rest. Surgery might be recommended in severe cases or when conservative treatments have failed.
(Click Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to learn more about this condition, its symptoms, and other people who are likely to develop it. Or, you can click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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