What is carpal tunnel? That is a common question in our clinic; along with 'What causes this hand numbness?' Unfortunately, there isn't always a simple answer.
True carpal tunnel syndrome stems from impingement or irritation of the median nerve in the wrist, usually affecting the thumb and first finger. Since some fibers of the median nerve are derived from the 6th and 7th cervical nerve roots, it's possible for the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to be confused with nerve... Read More