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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.

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What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

  • Pins and needles in the fingers

  • Tingling 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?

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