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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Medical Definition: Condition where the median nerve is impinged or prevented from working properly. This is most often attributed to excessive pressure on the nerve as it runs into the wrist through an opening called the carpal tunnel.

Causes:
Sports requiring the participant to grasp an object or keep the wrist bent up or down, as well as repetitive motion, such as keyboard typing, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

Symptoms:
Numbness, tingling, or pain in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Inability to pinch.

Recommended Treatment:
Wearing a wrist brace for stabilization may help decrease symptoms. A brace will keep the wrist in a neutral position and reduce pressure on the median nerve. If pain persists, see a medical professional. Anti-inflammatory medications may also help alleviate symptoms. See your doctor before taking any medications. Click for Wrist Stretches

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