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Symptoms of Carpel Tunnel

By Mayo Clinic staff

Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts gradually with a vague aching in your wrist that can extend to your hand or forearm. Common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include:

  • 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.

When to see a doctor
If you have persistent signs and symptoms suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if they interfere with your normal activities and sleep patterns, see your doctor. If you leave the condition untreated, nerve and muscle damage can occur.

Dr Cliff's home treatment and additional natural methods that work.

Carpel tunnel can come on from repetitive use or overuse of the hand. The irritation of the medican nerve as it passes thourgh the wrist is thoguth to be the culprit and can be released with surgical intervention as a last treatment option. Below are some of Dr Cliff's suggestions for home treatement. If these do no work phyisical therapy and mobilization will resolve most. Long term use of medications are not recomended but short term use can be beneficial.

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