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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What Is It?
In the wrist, nerves and tendons pass through a space called the carpal tunnel.
Because the carpal tunnel is somewhat narrow, a major nerve called the median nerve that passes through this tight space, can become irritated or compressed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a combination of numbness, tingling, pain and weakness in the hand caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.
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