Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain, numbness and tingling in your hand may be from carpal tunnel syndrome. It happens when the area around the main nerve to your hand is too tight. The nerve is called the median nerve. And the small space in your wrist where it passes is called the carpal tunnel.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

This detailed video describes the condition of carpal tunnel syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. To get better, you may need to rest your hand and avoid doing the things that make your symptoms worse. Ice, wrist splints, medicine and injections may help. If they don't, surgery may be an option. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.

Common questions about carpal tunnel syndrome:

What are the main causes of carpal tunnel?
What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?
How do you get carpal tunnel to go away?

Learn more about carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery and hand therapy.