Along the paths that nerves follow are anatomic areas of narrowing. When a nerve compresses for an extended period as it passes underneath or through one of these narrow regions, it can become agitated and inflamed. Unless steps are taken to relieve the pressure being exerted upon it, the nerve can begin to die.
In carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), the median nerve compresses within the carpal tunnel, the space at the base of the wrist formed by eight carpal bones and a ligament. Highly repetitive hand or finger movements—and sometimes systemic or hormonal factors—can cause this condition.
Carpal tunnel syndrome has distinctive signs and symptoms that include:
SSPT's treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome focus on relieving pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in your wrist. Your treatment may include:
Learn more about other common hand injuries:
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