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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Overview

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Updated June 09, 2014

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Pinching of the Median Nerve
Hands of Chiropractic Doctor Testing Patient for Carpal Tunnel
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that pinches a nerve in the wrist. The median nerve travels from the spinal cord to the finger tips. In the wrist, the median nerve passes underneath a ligament along with the flexor tendons of the fingers. The ligament that surrounds the median nerve and the finger tendons form the carpal tunnel.

In some people, this carpal tunnel becomes crowded, and the median nerve gets pinched. When the median nerve is pinched, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can result.

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