Carpal tunnel syndrome
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
The nerve that supplies sensation to the thumb and fingers comes from the neck and runs through a tunnel called the carpal tunnel which when under pressure can cause pain.
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
Pins and needles in the fingers
Waking from sleep in pain
Loss of sensation in your fingers
Pain radiating up your arm
Weakness in your hand and fingers
How is carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed?
Generally carpal tunnel is diagnosed with a clinical diagnosis, which means through your symptoms and signs on examination.
We can also do a nerve test to look at how quick the nerve impulse works as it may be slower with a blockage.
How is carpal tunnel syndrome treated?