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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • By: Gautam J. Desai, Aaron J. Douglas, Ashley J. Dalton & Kathleen M. LaFavor
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy (pressure on a nerve causing symptoms) and is characterized by pain, tingling, numbness, weakness of the fingers, and/or muscle wasting. Anything putting pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel ...

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