welcome to disease section for carpal tunnel syndrome 

Prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome
Prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome

You can protect your hands from developing carpal tunnel syndome by doing certain exercises. These exercises strengthen your hand nerves and muscles by increasing blood circulation in your hand and fingers.

Treatment- wrist support
Treatment- wrist support

By keeping your wrists straight, you can relieve pressure on your median nerve. Wearing a splint can help in relieving symptoms before they start. You can also wear the splint while performing certain repetitive tasks, which can alleivate your symptoms.

Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery

Minor surgery helps in releiving compression of carpal tunnel syndrome in your hand. An incision is made at the base of your palm, which allows the doctor to look at the transverse carpal ligament. The ligament is cut and the skin is closed with stitches. The gap where the ligament is cut eventually fills up with scar tissue.

Brace support
Brace support

A brace support can help in keeping your wrist straight and maintain a neutral position. It can be used to treat a sport injury in your hand or in people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome to releive pain.

Wrist cross section
Wrist cross section

A wrist cross-section helps in observing various nerves and muscles present in the wrist. It also locates the carpal bones, carpal tunnel and the median nerve.

Structure of carpal tunnel
Structure of carpal tunnel

The carpal tunnel is an osteofibrous canal located in the volar wrist. The boundaries consist of carpal bones forming the floor and the flexor retinaculum forms the roof. The retinaculum is about 3–4 cm wide and inserts into the scaphoid tuberosity and into the proximal carpal tunnel.

Rehabilitation exercise for carpral tunnel pain
Rehabilitation exercise for carpral tunnel pain

This represents a woman's hand with her wrist supported by a splint. She is performing a muscle strengthening exercise by squeezing a soft ball. This exercise relieves carpal tunnel pain and also prevents occurrence of hand injury.

Median Nerve
Median Nerve

The transverse carpal ligament compresses the median nerve in the hand leading to carpal tunnel syndrome. It is the only nerve which passes through the carpal tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Wrist Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Wrist Pain

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience numbness, tingling, burning, and pain sensations in your thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. You may also experience occasional shock-like sensations that may radiate to your fingers.