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.

A numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.

  • median nerve compression

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

< 0
Cases per year

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

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