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Ashley Wilson6/21/17Module 1 Activity 1Skeletal System DisordersCarpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand and arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. The anatomy of your wrist, health problems and possibly repetitive hand motions can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome. The first symptoms often include numbness or tingling in your thumb, index and middle fingers that comes and goes. Proper treatment usually relieves the tingling and numbness and restores wrist and hand function. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common setup neuropathy, affecting approximately 3to 6 percent of adults in the general population. Although the cause is not usually determined, it can include trauma, repetitive maneuvers, certain diseases, and pregnancy. The pain in your carpal tunnel is due to excess pressure on your wrist and on the median nerve. Inflammation can cause swelling. The most common cause of this inflammation is an underlying medical condition
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Median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome, Skeletal System Disorders, Ashley Wilson