Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel is at the palmer side of wrist which is formed by carpal bones, muscles and ligaments. Median nerve also passes through the carpal Tunnel which can be compressed inside the Carpal Tunnel and this condition is called as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

  • Reason - Median nerve can be compressed because of the swelling in the Carpal Tunnel or hypertrophy of the muscles (flexors of the wrist) which pass through the carpal Tunnel. This gives the tingling and numbness in fingers of the hand.
  • Assessment - Proper assessment which involves history taking and Objective examination can help physiotherapist to establish the diagnosis.

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