Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel of bone and cartilage in the wrist which houses the nerves, tendons and blood vessels leading to and from the forearm and hand.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by overuse of the wrist, for example in sports such as cycling (where the wrist is used as a support) or in office work involving long periods of time spent at a computer. Overuse of the wrist causes narrowing and inflammation in the carpal tunnel. This causes pressure up the arm, via nerves and tendons and other soft tissues, and tightness in the muscles and soft tissues of the neck and shoulders. Tingling and poor circulation are common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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