It is possible that the main title of the report Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Have tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in
your fingers or hand that keeps coming back or that has not gone away after 2
weeks of home treatment.
Have gradually developed little or no
feeling in your fingers or hand.
Cannot do simple hand movements,
or you accidentally drop things.
Cannot pinch your thumb and index
finger together, or your pinch is weak.
Cannot use your thumb
normally (diminished thumb strength).
Have problems at work because
of pain in your fingers or hand.
You can treat mild symptoms of wrist and hand
pain or numbness at home. You may try home treatment for 1 to 2 weeks before
calling your doctor.
Who to see
To check your symptoms, you may first want to
consult the doctor who provides care for your other health conditions,
especially conditions that may be contributing to
carpal tunnel syndrome. (Health conditions such as
rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, or diabetes can all lead to carpal tunnel
syndrome.) Or, you may choose to see: