Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and forearm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.

Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are caused by a combination of factors. Studies show that women and older people Other risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Heredity.
  • Repetitive hand use. 
  • Hand and wrist position.
  • Pregnancy. 
  • Health conditions- Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel.

Nonsurgical Treatment

If diagnosed and treated early, the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can often be relieved without surgery. If your diagnosis is uncertain or if your symptoms are mild, your doctor will recommend nonsurgical treatment first.


racing or splinting. 

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). 

Activity changes.

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A steroid injection into the carpal tunnel may relieve symptoms for a period of time.

Surgical Treatment

If nonsurgical treatment does not relieve your symptoms or provides only temporary relief, your doctor may recommend surgery.