What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. There are a number of potential causes for carpal tunnel syndrome that really can only be narrowed to a pattern of your hand use, the anatomy of your wrist, and other various health problems.
Anatomy of the Wrist and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
To understand Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you’ll need to understand the anatomy of the wrist. Within the wrist is the carpal tunnel, as illustrated above. Within the carpal tunnel there is a nerve, which can be pinched off by the surrounding tendons and nerves also contained in the carpal tunnel.