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What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • You may feel a burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of your hand and thumb, or index and middle fingers.
  • You might first notice that your fingers "fall asleep" and become numb at night. That usually happens in the evening because of the relaxed position of your hand and while sleeping.
  • In the morning, you may wake up with numbness and tingling in your hands that may run all the way to your shoulder.

From: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

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