Carpal tunnel syndrome cts is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel the main symptoms are pain numbness and tingling in the thumb index finger middle finger and the thumb side of the ring fingers symptoms typically start gradually and during the night pain may extend up the arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain numbness and weakness in the hands and wrist it occurs when there is increased pressure on a nerve called the median nerve this nerve provides sensation to the thumb index and middle fingers and to half of the ring finger. Carpal tunnel overview carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain tingling and numbness in your hand from pressure on the median nerve in your wrist illnesses pregnancy and obesity can cause carpal . Having carpal tunnel syndrome cts doesnt have to be a pain in fact you may be able to ease your pain and discomfort with these home remedies for carpel tunnel we explain how staying warm . Conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome can be done by immobilizing the wrist in a splint to minimize or prevent pressure on the nerves or the prescription of oral steroids if that fails patients are sometimes given anti inflammatory drugs or injections of cortisone in the wrist to reduce the swelling steven s farbman is a
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