Carpal tunnel can happen in the hand and/or arm and causes pain, numbness, and tingling sensations. This condition happens when nerves are constricted while traveling through the wrist, due to some type of pressure to the wrist. A common culprit of carpal tunnel is poor wrist support while typing or using a computer mouse. Because the average time spent at a computer each day continues to rise, cases of carpal tunnel are not uncommon, affecting more than 3 million Americans each year.
Carpal tunnel often gets worse over time if not properly treated. Taking immediate action at the onset of pain from carpal tunnel is key to prevent lasting damage.