Feeling tingling, numbness or weakness on either of your hands? You might be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. Here, Epping chiropractor Dr. Gus Gunther gives a brief overview of this condition.
A brief lesson in anatomy
In order to better understand CTS, it is worthwhile to give a brief look into the anatomy of your hand and forearm.
The carpal tunnel refers to the space found in a person’s wrist where tendons and the median nerve run through from the forearm to the hands. The median nerve is responsible for the movement and feeling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers.
The tingling, numbness or weakness that you are experiencing is caused by the pressure on the median nerve. This occurs due to the narrowing of the carpal tunnel due to swelling.