Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results from compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel in the wrist.  This results in symptoms of numbness and tingling, pain and weakness.  Patients often complain of their hands falling asleep and dropping objects.  Nighttime symptoms that wake the individual are quite common.  The pain can sometimes be quite severe and can radiate not only into the hand and fingers but up into the forearm and even shoulder and neck area.  This can sometimes create confusion as to the diagnosis. The first line investigation…

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