Injury Spotlight: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the palm and the beginning of your wrist. It’s an important area in your hand where the median nerve and tendons pass. This area is very confined and is prone to injury when tendons passing through it become inflamed. The inflammation causes pain, numbness and tingling. Patients typically notice their symptoms at night and often awake to pain, burning, numbness and tingling in their hand. If left untreated, patients may experience a decrease in strength which results in dropping items more frequently.