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Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain and irritation, affecting a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Injuries, genetics, and repetitive movements of your hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is the primary cause of lost time at work in the United States in occupations such as computer users, musicians, chefs or bakers, and workers in the home improvement industry.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve, a nerve that travels down the arm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed as it passes through the path to the wrist. The most common warning signs of carpal tunnel include pain, tingling, or numbness in the fingers. Other symptoms may include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our board-certified hand and wrist specialists at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center. Please call (888) 231-4422 or visit us online to schedule an appointment. To learn about our specialists, click here.