Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist (carpal tunnel). It can result in tingling, pain, and numbness of the fingers (usually sparing the pinky) particularly at night time. If more severe, patients can experience weakness and muscle atrophy of the thumb muscle in the affected hand. The symptoms can overlap with other conditions such as a pinched nerve in the neck or non-neurologic conditions like tendonitis, thus getting an accurate diagnosis with nerve conduction studies is important. For more details including risk factors and treatments, please refer to the PDF below. For more information, refer to the CTS+ pathway.

External Links

CTS+ clinic

See our colleague Dr. Jeremy Bland's website for a detailed discussion of research related to CTS