Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a relatively common condition in which a nerve in your wrist comes under pressure causing you to experience tingling or weakness in your forearm and hand.
These sensations usually develop gradually and start off being worse during the night. They tend to affect the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger.
Other symptoms may include, pins and needles (Paraesthesia), thumb weakness and a dull ache in the arm or hand.
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In some cases Carpal Tunnel Syndrome will disappear without treatment, or simple self-care measures will reduce the symptoms.
Try not to over-use your wrist by excessive squeezing, gripping, wringing etc.
Non-surgical treatments, such as wrist splints and corticosteroid injections, are used to treat mild or moderate symptoms.
In more severe cases surgery is usually required to reduce the pressure on the median nerve.