Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed and irritated as it passes through the carpal tunnel. Those with this condition often suffer from numbness or tingling in the fingers, especially the index finger and thumb. Pain may also radiate from the wrist up to the shoulder or into the fingers.
This video provides some helpful information about the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and how the median nerve may become impinged. The host also discusses the most common symptoms of the condition and when they are most likely to occur.
The orthopedic experts at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offer specialized treatment, rehabilitation, and preventive care for carpal tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal injuries. Contact our NYC practice at (866) 650-8063 to learn more about how we can help you and your family.