Wrist anatomy, underlying health conditions, and patterns of hand use can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Key symptoms are pain in the hand and arm with numbness or tingling.
Treatment may include rest, ice, wrist splints, cortisone injections, and surgery.
- median nerve compression
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
More than 3 million US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging rarely required
More common in females
Medium-term: resolves within months
Common for ages 30 and older
Family history may increase likelihood