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 Risk Factors
Some factors that predispose an individual to the development of this condition are:
- Anatomic factors
- Nerve-damaging conditions
- Inflammatory conditions
- 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:
- Atrophy – As a result of the degeneration of cells or become vestigial.
- Weakness of the muscles
- Lack of dexterity (agility)
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