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Carpal tunnel syndrome is most commonly caused by pressure on the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway near your ligaments and bones on the palm side of your hand. Most common symptoms include tingling, weakness, and numbness in the arm and hand. Historically, carpal tunnel syndrome is contributed from repetitive hand motions.
As carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive motions, many people who spend most of their time typing usually experience carpal tunnel to some degree. Inflammatory responses to the hand, arm, and wrist may also develop carpal tunnel. Other common causes of developing carpal tunnel include high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, and old wrist injury.
Pain, numbness, tightness, and tingling in your wrist, hands, and fingers are the first signs of carpal tunnel. Many people experience weakness in your hand and drop objects. Weakness and tingling are often caused by the thumb’s pinching muscles, which operate the median nerve.