Dr. Barbara Huggins

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

February 7, 2008

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -  February 7, 2008We depend on our hands for most everything we do when we're awake. If you're experiencing numbness or pain in your fingers, this next story is one that just may help. UT Health Center's Dr. Mom explains.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand that is home to the median nerve and tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve that runs from the forearm into the hand becomes squeezed at the wrist. CTS is more common in women than men. In 2005, the number of physician visits for carpal tunnel was 3,113,000. Of the 3 million visits, more than 2 million patient visits were women. 500,000 surgical procedures for CTS are performed annually in the US.

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