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What You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Repetitious motions and repetitive actions are often to blame for carpal tunnel syndrome. The National Institute of Health points to typing on a keyboard or operating a mouse as two of the primary causes of carpal tunnel.

The median nerve runs through your wrist and conveys both movement and feeling in your hand. Too much pressure on the median nerve can cause the tingling, weakness, and numbness that are the hallmarks of carpal tunnel syndrome. This complex bundle of passageways runs through your wrist to your hand through a narrow passageway – the carpal tunnel.

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Carpal Tunnel vs. Trigger Finger: Compare the Symptoms and Corrective Procedures

If you are experiencing pain in your hands or wrists, you may be experiencing symptoms of either Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Trigger Finger. Certain symptoms differentiate the two conditions, and dictate the course of treatment.

Carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger both affect your hand; causing pain, stiffness, and reduced ability to work or manipulate objects. While both conditions affect your hands, carpal tunnel also affects the wrist, forearm, and selected fingers. This extends your pain, numbness, and weakness.

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