Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by the compression of the median nerve (one of the three major nerves of the upper limb) at the level of the wrist on the palm, where there is an anatomical fibrous structure, called the Carpal Tunnel.
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
Compression of the median nerve at the level of narrowing and inexplicable structure may be caused by:
- Excessive use of the wrist
- Diseases that affect connective tissue which cause inflammation and swelling of the joints (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetes mellitus, obesity)
- Some tenosinovites
- Some bone trauma
- Tumors at this level
- Endocrine disorders: hypothyroidism and acromegaly
- Diseases that cause various joints in the joints – amyloidosis and mucopolysaccharidoses
- The accumulation of liquid inside the Carpathian tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can occur due to anatomical characteristics specific to each human being. A Carpal Tunnel can be genetically very narrow, but the most important risk factor remains the profession.
The most exposed are those who make sudden and frequent movements from the hands, those who work hard on the computer, those who work in difficult positions, or those who have to hold different weights in hand.