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You're working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you've had for some time in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? It could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bones at the base of your hand. It contains nerve and tendons. Sometimes, thickening from irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the nerve to be compressed. Symptoms usually start gradually. As they worsen, grasping objects can become difficult.

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  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... arm. Just a passing cramp? It could be carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ... Women are three times more likely to have carpal tunnel syndrome than men. Early diagnosis and treatment are important ...
  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    ... a key nerve in the wrist. What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, ... compressed or traumatized. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, ...
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (American College of Rheumatology)  
    ... in the wrist and/or surgery. What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is possibly the most common ... with permanent nerve and muscle damage. What causes carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome may occur in patients who ...
  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page Condensed from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused ...
  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health) - PDF  
    ... 220-5446 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Q: What is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? A: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the name for a group of ... uestions For more information For more information on carpal tunnel syndrome, contact womenshealth.gov at 1-800- 994-9662 ...
  6. Steroid Injections for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (American College of Physicians) - PDF  
    Steroid Injections for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The full report is titled “Methylprednisolone Injections for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A Randomized, PlaceboControlled Trial.” It is in the ...
  7. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve. This is the ... feeling and movement to parts of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle ...
  8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Overview What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel ...
  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  10. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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