Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
is an inflammation of the median nerve as it passes with the flexor tendons through what is called the carpal tunnel of the wrist, and causes wrist pain
The median nerve is the nerve that supplies nerves to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. General hand numbness is often misdiagnosed as CTS.
True Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involves numbness on the palm of the hand, as well as the thumb, index finger, and middle finger.
Carpal Tunnel symptoms
include numbness, weakness, tingling, loss of fine motor movement, and sometimes atrophy of the muscles. Frequent typing and computer mouse usage are leading causes of Carpal Tunnel.