What is carpal tunnel syndrome? What are the symptoms?

The space on the inside of the wrist where the tendons of the muscles that serve to bend the wrist and fingers pass are called the “carpal canal”. A nerve called the “median nerve” passes through this gap, which provides grasping, holding, squeezing and writing functions. Neurological symptoms seen as a result of compression or compression of the median nerve for any reason are called “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”.

What are the Symptoms❔

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs with numbness and tingling sensation in the hands.
These problems can be so disturbing that they wake you up at night.
Numbness is seen in the first three fingers of the hand and the outward opening of the thumb is limited.
The person tries to relax by waving and rubbing his hands.
Pain and numbness sometimes spread to the arm and sometimes to the shoulder and neck.

In addition, the feeling of weakness while twisting or lifting something is also a sign that you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

❗️The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be confused with the symptoms of metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system and especially neck hernia. Therefore, a complete diagnosis is necessary for successful treatment.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not an inherited disease. However, with the delay of treatment, nerve damage may occur and permanent problems may occur.

Who Is It Seen?

The incidence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is quite high in people who use their hands excessively and forcefully, especially those who constantly repeat the same hand and wrist movements (overuse computers, play musical instruments, work with heavy hand tools, weave, lace, etc.).

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