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Were you looking for information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpol tunnel is a common misspelling and variation of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an illness of the hand and wrist that can, at times, cause agonizing pain. It progresses over time and is caused by a compression of the median nerve. As this nerve is squeezed, the amount of blood and nutrients that flow to it is decreased. The result is often pain, numbness, and weakness in the fingers and thumb.
For the most part, the condition is due to a congenital predisposition; however, there are a number of risk factors for the condition. For example, the illness is especially common in people who perform assembly line work. Also, women are three times more likely to develop it than men are. There are several treatment options for this condition. Non-surgical treatment methods include rest, splinting the wrist, physical therapy, and medication, among others. In some cases, surgery may be required.
(Click Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for more information about carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomical factors involved in the disease and a more complete list of people who are especially at risk for developing it. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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