Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain, tingling, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The   median   nerve   and   several   tendons   run   from   your   forearm   to   your   hand   through   a   small   space   in   your   wrist   called   the   carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers (not your little finger). Pressure   on   the   median   nerve   causes   carpal   tunnel   syndrome.   This   pressure   can   come   from   swelling   or   anything   that   makes   the carpal tunnel smaller. Things that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include: Illnesses such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes. Pregnancy. Obesity. Making   the   same   hand   movements   over   and   over,   especially   if   the   wrist   is   bent   down   (your   hands   lower   than   your   wrists),   or making the same wrist movements over and over. Wrist injuries and bone spurs. Smoking, because it can reduce blood flow to the median nerve. Carpal   tunnel   syndrome   can   cause   tingling,   numbness,   weakness,   or   pain   in   the   fingers   or   hand.   Some   people   may   have   pain   in their arm between their hand and their elbow. Symptoms   most   often   occur   in   the   thumb,   index   finger,   middle   finger,   and   half   of   the   ring   finger.   If   you   have   problems   with   your other   fingers   but   your   little   finger   is   fine,   this   may   be   a   sign   that   you   have   carpal   tunnel   syndrome.   A   different   nerve   gives   feeling   to the little finger. You may first notice symptoms at night. You may be able to get relief by shaking your hand. The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of stopping symptoms and preventing long-term damage to the nerve.
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