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Median Nerve Compression (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)



Many causes inc. stretching nerve when moving wrist

Swelling of nerve and tissues around median nerve at wrist

Compression on wrist

Wrist trauma



Aching pain on inside of elbow/forearm

Pins and needles/numbness of little and ring fingers

Above often worse on bending elbow- reading or holding phone to ear

May wake/ interfere with sleep

Shooting pains elbow to hand- ‘funny bone’

Dropping objects/ clumsiness

Weakness of hand. Clawing of fingers- late signs



X-Ray- elbow

Nerve conduction studies


Treatment options:             

Pain killers



Surgery-  see median/carpal tunnel nerve release

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