I hear people complain about carpal tunnel syndrome, mostly from musicians and people who work on computers non-stop all day.
I hear people complain about carpal tunnel syndrome, mostly from musicians and people who work on computers non-stop all day. But what exactly is happening to cause the pain and tingly sensation?
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This nerve controls sensations to the palm side of your thumb and fingers, as well as impulses to some small muscles in the hand that allow the fingers and thumb to move.
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand which houses the median nerve and tendons.
Some people are more prone to this because they have a smaller carpel tunnel. And for this reason, women are 3 times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also be caused by an injury, fluid retention during pregnancy, or repetitive motions, like using a mouse.
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