Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming more frequently diagnosed and may be occurring more often. It may result from various medical conditions or possibly repetitive motion or the use of devices like computer keyboards. It affects the median nerve, the nerve that supplies feeling and movement to the thumb and "thumb-side" of the hand.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/24/2013
  • Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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