It is a condition where the median nerve is compressed by a ligament as it goes through the wrist resulting in the pain, numbness, and tingling of the hand.
Women are twice as likely to develop CTS than men.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is characterized by pain, numbness, and tingling usually felt on the palm or palmar side of the pointer, middle, and ring finger.
Other indicators include weak grip, feelings of a swelling hand, or atrophy of hand muscles.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be diagnosed using a patient’s history and a physical exam, sometimes an electromyography and nerve conduction velocity test is used in addition to the other diagnostic methods.