Carpal-tunnel-syndrome meaning

The definition of carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury in the hands and wrist that causes numbness and tingling in the hand.

An example of carpal tunnel syndrome is a pinched nerve in the wrist caused by too much typing at a computer.

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A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.
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A medical condition that is characterized by pain, numbness, etc. in the wrist, palm, fingers, and thumb, usually caused by repetitive hand movement, as in typing or knitting, which swells the tissue surrounding the nerve in a tunnel-like passage (carpal tunnel) in the wrist.
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A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.
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Chronic pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand, caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It can be caused by repetitive bending and extension of the wrist, as in keyboarding, or by medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
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A disorder that causes numbness in the hand and pain in the wrist due to the compression of the median nerve, which runs down the arm to the fingers. The pain can extend all the way to the neck and be extremely severe. People may have a genetic predisposition to this malady and those who suffer with thyroid problems, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are believed to be more susceptible.Short, Repetitive MovementCarpal tunnel syndrome is caused by short, repetitive movement, such as typing, knitting, and using vibrating tools for hours on end. Constant mouse movement is also a factor. The lack of rest in between these motions irritates and inflames the flexor tendons that travel with the median nerve to the hand through an area in the wrist called the "carpal tunnel," which is surrounded by bones and a transverse ligament. The inflamed tendons squeeze the nerve against the ligament.The TreatmentsThe prescription for typists may be as simple as wrist exercises and the use of a wrist rest or ergonomic glove. The more severe remedy is surgery, in which the transverse ligament is cut to relieve pressure. See RSI and medical conditions.
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(singular only) A form of repetitive stress injury caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel.
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