What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist through which the median nerve runs, a nerve which provides sensation and movement control to the hand, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the pressure inside the tunnel increases, causing the median nerve to be pinched, resulting in numbness.

Ask your doctor about carpal tunnel syndrome.

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