Hi there. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve, the nerve supplying sensation and motor function to the parts of hand. This could lead to numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle damage in hands and fingers. This is common in people who do repetitive motions of hands and wrists like typing on computer keyboard, driving, writing etc. the various diagnostic tests are electromyography, nerve conduction velocity and wrist xrays. You could try wearing a spint, avoid sleeping on the wrists, use of special devices including keyboards, changes in routines and devices, medications like NSAIDs, corticosteroid injections in the carpal tunnel area. Last resort is surgical carpal tunnel release. Hope this helps. Take care.
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