Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The Carpal Tunnel is a canal in the wrist bound by bones and ligaments through which a multitude of nerves pass on their way to the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the more common disorders of the hand and wrist. It occurs from nerve compression of the nerves in this tunnel in the wrist. The median nerve is usually the nerve affected. The doctor can identify if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome by a combination of your symptoms cluster and a physical exam. Additionally, to confirm the diagnosis objectively, a nerve study—requiring a referral to a neurologist—is usually recommended.