Carpal tunnel is an irritation of the median nerve as it passes through a tunnel in the wrist. Symptoms tend to occur in the thumb, index and middle fingers but a dull ache may occur more generally into the hand or arm. It is more common in women than men and more common in middle aged and elderly people.
Carpal tunnel can be a symptom during pregnancy. Normally these symptoms will resolve in the post-natal period without further treatment.
Nerve conduction studies may be carried out
Carpal TunnelWrist and Hand Pain
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