Wristy Business: Carpal Tunnel Turmoil

Carpal tunnel syndrome can usually be remedied by splinting and medication. For more severe cases, surgery is often best.

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If your fingers suddenly turn numb and tingly, you could be feeling more than a hand thats fallen asleep. You could be experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, in which pressure on a nerve in your wrist causes numbness and muscle weakness. The carpal tunnel is by nature an anatomically crowded location-a narrow channel on the underside of the wrist with bones on three sides and a ligament on the other. Nine tendons and a single nerve, called…
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