Saturday, July 14, 2007

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more common in women then men. It can occur at any age, yet it is most often to occur in your 40's. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is when the Median nerve is touching or pushing up against the wrist. It can cause muscle weakness and a tingling or prickling numbness (in the thumb, index, and middle fingers) which is Paresthesia. The first symptoms of Carpal Tunnel syndrome may be when sleeping or it may be hard to make a fist, and dropping objects is common. The symptoms get more noticeable over a long period of time and Carpal Tunnel is increased with hand activity. The Neurological Society Meeting have proved that weight loss in obese patients does not help Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The study was performed by Dr. Yuksel Kaplan and his colleagues.