Carpel tunnel pain develops slowly. In the beginning, you're likely to notice it at night or when you wake up in the morning. The pain due to carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) might feel like sensation of pins or needles similar to the sensation you have when your hand falls asleep.
Carpel tunnel syndrome is a common condition which is generally caused by entrapment of median nerve in the wrist that results in the squeezing or pinching of your median nerve. Carpel tunnel is a narrow passage of ligaments and bones on the palm side of your wrist.