Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel  in the wrist area. Symptoms are pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle fingers as well as the thumb side of the ring finger. These symptoms generally occur at night. The grip strength may be weakened and after prolonged periods the condition may result in muscle wastage at the base of the thumb. The risk of developing the condition is increased by extensive computer usage, working with vibrating tools or work that requires the maintenance of a strong grip.Carpal tunnel symptoms may be reduced by the use of a wrist brace such as the ones below.

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