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Were you looking for information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpel tunnel sydrome is a common misspelling of carpal tunnel syndrome.
 
Caused by compression of the median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition affecting the hand and wrist. If left untreated, it becomes progressively worse. As the median nerve is squeezed, less blood and nutrients flow through it, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the fingers and thumb. The condition typically occurs only in adults, and women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
 
(Click Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to learn more about the condition, including people who are most at risk for developing it. An overview of the anatomy of the carpal tunnel is also provided.)
 
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