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What can happen if you don't treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that happens when a major nerve in your hand gets pressured or squeezed. It can cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Without treatment, the symptoms can last a long time or worsen. They might go away and come back. If your condition gets more serious, your handgrip might get weaker and you might lose feeling in your fingers. You might even permanently lose the ability to use your hand. So don�t put off seeing a doctor.

From: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/11/2019

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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 September 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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