What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as a nerve disorder that occurs in the hands of an individual. It is believed that this disorder causes excruciating pain, impassiveness and some tingling. There is a key nerve on the hand known as the median nerve which is found on the forearm all the way down into the hand of a person. There is a passageway known as carpal tunnel that it is able to send all the impulses required from the brain all the way to the hand i.e. the thumb, index fingers as well as the middle fingers. In case the tunnel is affected by anything and it narrows down, it will simply swell. When this happens, the median nerve will be compressed making it unable to function as required. The narrowing and compression of the median nerve is what is commonly known as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is important to ensure that you have taken the necessary measures in order for the syndrome to be treated.