Symptoms and Risk Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A disease resulting from median nerve compression which is found in the wrist in a passage way called the carpal tunnel is called Carpal tunnel syndrome [1]. This never nerve is responsible for innervation of the outer region of the hand. The carpal tunnel is a thin passageway enclosed by bones and ligaments. The symptoms may include weakness, tingling, and numbness [2], in the hand when the median nerve is pressed. It may sometimes extend to the arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome may be caused by the anatomical function of the wrist, health issues and possibly repeated hand movements. Any alterations that lead to a decrease in space inside the carpal tunnel may trigger the compression of the never leading to the expression of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Often times, this nerve compression is usually due to inflammation and swelling of the structures, such as the tendons, within the carpal tunnel. In the tunnel, the concentration of substances such as proteins or blood often causes increased pressure. Usually, proper care relieves the numbness and tingling and improves the function of the wrist and hand.