How are you? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition in which median nerve is compressed at the wrist, leading to pain and muscle weakness in the hand. It affects mainly the thumb, index finger, middle finger and some times the palms as well. A common factor in developing carpal tunnel symptoms is increased hand use or activity.
Physiology and family history may have a significant role in individual's susceptibility. CTS is associated with stress, trauma, pregnancy, as well as several diseases including multiple myeloma, amyloid, rhematoid arthritis, acromegaly, mucopolysaccharidoses, hypothyroidism.
A large amount of psychological distress showed doubled risk of the report of pain, while job demands, poor support from colleagues, and work dissatisfaction also showed an increase in the report of pain, even after short term exposure. Trauma also plays a role in the occurence of CTS.
Clinical assessment by history taking and physical examination can frequently diagnose CTS. Nerve conduction studies, electromyography are also used.
Consult a orthopaedician for further assistance.
Thankyou very much for your response. I had a nerve conduction study and an ultrasound which both came up negative for CTS. My doctor says it tendinitis, but I'm not sure because its relentless with no relief at all. If u have any other suggestions I'd love to know.
I have had carpel tunnel done to both hands. My left is 100% better my right i find numbness is gone but the swelling and tightness through my hand to fingers are still there. I wanna say only when i am cutting meat and veggies or when i use pressure with this hand but in the night i wake up and find this discomfort as well.