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Guide To The Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a commonly occurring condition caused by the compression or squeezing of the median nerve. This is one of the major nerves that connects the hand to the spinal cord, and it has to travel through the wrist to function. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often a progressive condition that gets worse with time. Due to that, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. 

All patients want to experience carpal tunnel pain relief. In many cases, carpal tunnel pain relief at night is the most important so that they can rest. This is why prompt treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is vital. Many patients experience success by wearing a wrist splint and engaging in physical therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome. In severe and advanced cases, however, patients may need surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. Ultimately, patients must understand the major symptoms of this condition for the best treatment.

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Numbness And Tingling

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Numbness and tingling are often the first two symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Affected individuals may not even notice these sensations until the condition progresses. Some patients notice the tingling and numbness but ignore it, assuming it is due to circulation rather than being a serious medical condition. Individuals who notice that their hand or arm feels numb or tingling often, especially after they have used their hands, should be concerned. Carpal tunnel syndrome causes these symptoms due to the compression of the nerves in the wrist. 

Of course, it is vital to note that other conditions affecting the nerves or blood vessels can also lead to numbness or tingling. One such condition is peripheral neuropathy, which involves damage to the nerves found in the extremities.

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