What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is, according to WebMD, the “numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist”. If you have issues with all your fingers except your little finger, it could be due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as the median nerve doesn’t control this finger.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure being placed on the median nerve because of things like swelling due to injury or conditions like diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis or repetitive hand movements (especially where the wrist is bent down). Some people have a genetic predisposition to this condition because their carpal tunnel is smaller than usual.
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