Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand. It happens because of compression of your median nerve through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median controls the movement and feeling of your thumb and the movement of all your fingers except your little finger.
Carpal tunnel has limited space; therefore anything that decreases this space can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. It is more common in the following conditions:
- Professions involving repetitive motions of the wrist like typing, or any wrist movements that you do over and over. E.g. Bike rider, knitter, baker, cashier, hairstylist, musician, typists
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Fracture or dislocate your wrist
- The woman also have more risk of getting CTS