What are the signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The tendons you use to flex your fingers and thumbs pass through your carpal tunnel, along with the median nerve which supplies feeling and controls muscles in your hand and thumb. If this nerve comes under pressure and is compressed, it may lead to:
- Aches or pains in your fingers, hand or arm
- Loss of sensation (numbness) in your fingers and hand, which may cause poor awareness of hot and cold temperatures
- Pins and needles, burning or tingling sensations in your hand, thumb and index, middle and half of the ring fingers
- A weak thumb or difficulty gripping
- Stiffness and cramping in your hands first thing in the morning
- Pain and discomfort in the palm of your hand, thumb and fingers