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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 ligament and bones ... difficult. Often, the cause is having a smaller carpal tunnel than other people do. Other causes include performing ...
  2. Biopsy - carpal tunnel ... a sample of tissue is removed from the carpal tunnel. This is done by direct removal of tissue ... procedure is done at the same time as carpal tunnel release .
  3. 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 ... compressed or traumatized. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? Symptoms usually start gradually, with frequent burning, ...
  4. 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 ... with permanent nerve and muscle damage. What causes carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome may occur in patients ...
  5. 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 ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition ...
  6. CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE HARTFORD HOSPITAL HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT December 11, 2006 00:00:11 ANNOUNCER: Over the next hour, ... Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, see surgery to correct carpal tunnel syndrome. When the median nerve in the carpal ...
  7. Carpal Tunnel Surgery Broward Health Medical Center Fort Lauderdale, FL April 14, 2012 My name is Deepak Kapila, ... is going to be a release of a carpal tunnel, which is carried out for the condition of ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve. This is ... feeling and movement to parts of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or ...
  10. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... the thumb and first three fingers. Someone with carpal tunnel syndrome may have trouble typing on the computer ... activities may be to blame for causing the carpal tunnel syndrome in the first place. Where Is This ...
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