The Wrist & Hand

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The cause of this syndrome varies from a displace fracture, a joint dislocation, swelling of a tendon sheath, to decreased blood supply to a nerve at the carpal tunnel.

The onset of symptoms is usually gradual and unexplained, unless they follow an injury of the wrist. The symptom most often mentioned is a pins and needles sensation in the first three or four fingers.


Patients show great results from wearing a resting-splint for the wrist at night. If symptoms persist, the splint can be worn during the day as well. Only in persistent cases is surgery is required.