Your hands and wrists are made up of several bones, ligaments and tendons that work together to perform smooth movements. Trauma or illnesses that affect these joints can cause severe pain and restrict your abilities.
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.
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.