Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of compression of the median nerve. In general, anything that crowds, irritates, or compresses the median nerve in the carpal tunnel space can lead to this condition. For example, a wrist fracture can narrow the carpal tunnel and irritate the nerve, as can the swelling and inflammation resulting from rheumatoid arthritis. Common carpal tunnel symptoms include tingling and numbness in your fingers and hand and hand weakness.
Beyond rest and ice packs, treatment for carpel tunnel syndrome can include splinting, medications and for severe cases, surgery. Because surgery can be expensive and isn’t guaranteed to correct carpal tunnel syndrome, some patients are seeking out adult stem therapy to address inflammation that might be pinching the nerve, thereby relieving the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.