Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the medial nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This condition causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and forearm. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to avoid permanent damage to the medial nerve.

A physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders, and neck can help determine if the person’s complaints are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder.