What is it?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when there is not enough space in the wrist for the median nerve and it gets compressed. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the first 3 ½ fingers. Symptoms can be worse at night and the person may experience relief with shaking the hand.
What causes it?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common condition and is more prevalent with people who have a history of direct external pressure on the inside of the wrist. It can also occur with people who have jobs where strong gripping, repetitive wrist movements, and/or vibration occurs. This is why desk jobs, construction workers, painters, cashiers, gardners, and other professions can experience Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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