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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Understanding Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a neurological condition that affects the hand and wrist, causing symptoms like tingling, numbness, pain, and weakness. It occurs when the median nerve, which passes through a potential passageway called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or squeezed.

The carpal tunnel is located on the palm side of the wrist which is formed by bones and a thick band of connective tissue.

The exact cause of CTS is often unknow; however, several factors can contribute to its development. Repetitive hand and wrist activities, such as typing, using vibrating tools, or playing musical instruments, may increase the risk of CTS. Other contributing factors include injuries to wrist, certain medical conditions (e.g., Diabetes, Under active thyroid, Rheumatoid Arthritis), and hormonal changes during pregnancy.

Early diagnosis and treatment are important in managing CTS. Non-surgical approaches like rest, splinting of wrist(s), physical therapy, and medication helps alleviating symptoms which easing personal confort. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.

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