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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (cont.)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

The following are symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. You may still have carpal tunnel syndrome if you have only a few symptoms.

  • Numbness, pain (usually a burning pain), and tingling in your thumb, index, and middle fingers
  • Tingling, numbness, or pain, which may move up your arm to your elbow
  • Hand weakness
  • Dropping objects
  • Difficulty feeling and handling small objects

Symptoms are usually worse at night and are sometimes temporarily relieved by "shaking out" your hands.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2014

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as the impairment of motor and/or sensory function of the median nerve as it traverses through the carpal tunnel.

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