Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that can affect any one of any age and any background. Whilst it has been proven to be more common in women than men, the reasons for this are still unclear. Despite being a relatively common condition, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is painful and debilitating for the victim and it may have life long consequences.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – the Symptoms
- Severe pain in the fingers, thumb, hand and wrist
- Numbness in the fingers, thumb, hand and wrist
- Pins and needles sensation in the fingers, thumb, hand and wrist
- Changes in sensation in the fingers and hands
- Inability to grip and perform fine motor functions
- Changes in colour of the skin of the fingers, thumb, hand and wrist
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
It is unclear what causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to develop initially. However, the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are caused by the compression of the median nerve that runs through the wrist. This nerve controls the movement and sensation of the fingers and once it becomes compressed the painful and debilitating symptoms may begin. The carpal tunnel is the name given to the small bones, that have a band of tough and fibrous tendon at one end that acts as a pulley to move the fingers.
Increasing the Risk of Developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Whilst the exact causes of this distressing condition are uncertain, there are some factors that have been found to increase the likelihood of this painful condition developing.
These may include:
- Previous conditions such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
- Repetitive and strenuous use of the wrist
- A previous wrist injury
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Date Published: 7th August 2014