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Causes & Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel
Causes & Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

A narrow passageway on your handle's side is the carpal tunnel composed of bones and ligaments. This passageway passes alongside the tendons to your fingers and the thumb through the middle nerve that controls sensation and motion in your thumb or first three fingers. The effect of engulfment, tingling, weakness, or pain in the hand when punched and compressed are called carpal tunnel syndrome. It is important to go for a carpal tunnel surgery for both hands If you face any of these syndromes.

Acute Pain and Sensation

The carpal tunnel grows slowly with pain and tingling. At first, in the night or in the morning, you will most likely notice it. The sensation is similar to the feeling of "pins and needles" when you sleep. During the day, when holding things, like a telephone, a book or driving, you may feel sorrow or punched. It usually helps to shake or move your hands.


You can start feeling sluggish with the two first fingers and the thumb as carpal tunnel syndrome progresses and it will be hard to make a grip or catch things. You may be losing stuff, or you can find it difficult to do stuff such as buttoning your shirt or holding a utensil.

Sensation Issues

Carpal tunnel syndrome can also induce a feeling of numbness in the hands. Many people feel their fingers are swollen, although there is no swelling, or they may find it difficult to differentiate between hot and cold.

What Causes CTS?

Typically, carpal tunnel syndrome does not have one definitive cause. As a small and rigid carpal tunnel, the median nerve can be squeezed and cause pain whenever there is swelling or inflammation in the area. Symptoms may occur in both or one hand (the dominant hand usually has symptoms first).

Who Gets the Symptom of a Carpal Tunnel?

Women's carpal tunnel syndrome is three times greater than men. You may also be at risk of certain conditions.

  • Diabetes, gout, hypothyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Wrist sprain or breakdown

Can you Blame Your Job?

It is commonly believed that frequent typing can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. One study showed that even heavy machines–up to seven hours a day–do not increase people's chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Without Care, What Happens?

In the beginning, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome come and go, but symptoms may become chronic as the condition deteriorates. The pain will travel to the shoulder throughout the neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome, if not treated over time, may lead to the loss of muscles on your finger side (atrophy). Power and feeling cannot be fully restored even with care.

You can contact Neuroscience Specialist if you need to go for carpal tunnel surgery for both hands.

**Information presented here is not intended to be qualified medical advice. Nothing expressed herein creates a doctor-patient relationship.