For some people, the stress and strain of constantly doing the same thing with their hands causes the tendons that run through the carpal tunnel , from their wrists into their hands, to become swollen. Swelling of tendons from overuse puts pressure on the median nerve, resulting in tingling and numbness in the thumb, index and middle fingers.
- Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, especially your thumb and index, middle or ring fingers, but not your little finger. This sensation often occurs while holding a steering wheel, phone or newspaper or upon awakening. Many people “shake out” their hands to try to relieve their symptoms. As the disorder progresses, the numb feeling may become constant.
- Pain radiating or extending from your wrist up your arm to your shoulder or down into your palm or fingers, especially after forceful or repetitive use. This usually occurs on the palm side of your forearm.
- A sense of weakness in your hands and a tendency to drop objects.
Carpal Tunnel Sydrome can be corrected with outpatient surgery. For a consultation appointment click the button below.