For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Compression of the median nerve as it passes from the forearm to the hand through a bony tunnel is known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This is often associated with repetitive hand movements and is a common condition these days with computer use.
SensationTingling or numbness in the fingers and hands are a major symptom. The abnormal sensations are often felt upon awakening or after activities like reading the newspaper, driving, and painting. The hands may also feel cold or hot all the time.
Pain radiating from the wrist to the arm or spreading down into the palm or fingers is characteristic of carpal tunnel syndrome. The pain tends to worsen after repetitive or forceful use of the hands.
Weakness: There is some degree of muscle weakness of the hands over time. A gradual loss of grip and increased tendency to drop things and objects may be noticed. This grip strength can be electronically measured and monitored over time.