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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

The symptoms of this condition begin gradually and may include:

  • Numbness or tingling: Usually the thumb, index, middle, or ring fingers are affected, not the little finger. This sensation may move from the wrist up to the arm.
  • Burning or weakness may be experienced in the affected hand. 
  • Pain, shock-like sensations in the hand
  • Clumsiness in the hand leading to dropping things

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors

Some factors that predispose an individual to the development of this condition are:

  • Anatomic factors
  • Nerve-damaging conditions
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Medications
  • Obesity
  • Body fluid changes
  • Other medical conditions
  • Workplace factors

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Complication

An untreated condition of carpal tunnel syndrome may lead to certain complications such as:

  • AtrophyAs a result of the degeneration of cells or become vestigial.
  • Weakness of the muscles 
  • Lack of dexterity (agility)

 

References: 
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/carpal-tunnel/carpal-tunnel-syndrome Accessed on June 13, 2020.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. OrthoInfo. Available at:https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ Accessed on June 13, 2020.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Cleveland. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4005-carpal-tunnel-syndrome Accessed on June 13, 2020.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Mayo Clinic Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20355603 Accessed on June 13, 2020.
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