Carpel Tunnel Symptoms

Carpel tunnel symptoms will usually begin with a slight ache in the wrist that will seem like nothing to us until it slowly spreads to the hand and forearm. Many people will not suspect that they have carpel tunnel syndrome from this first symptom that they will not do anything about it. It isn’t until that they start to experience the other more painful symptoms that they begin to take more notice.

As the syndrome worsens you will feel a tingling sensation in your hand and all of your fingers except your pinkie finger. This unusual sensation usually will affect people while they are talking on the phone, waking up, driving, or reading a book.

As it progresses even more you will begin to feel the pain start in your wrist and slowly move up to your arm and as far up as your shoulder. It will not take long for the pain to spread to your hand and fingers. Usually the pain will occur during strenuous activities.

You will find that your are losing the feeling in many of your fingers as the syndrome become more advanced. This loss of feeling can be extended and your hands will become weak not allowing you to pick up certain things.

Carpel Tunnel Causes

Carpel tunnel symptoms are caused by the pressure that is being placed on the median nerve. There are many things that can cause problems including; bone spurs and swelling of the lining of the tendons. These are the most common causes – but they are not the only causes. Different types of health conditions can be a factor in carpel tunnel syndrome.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Menopause
  • Amyloid deposits
  • Abnormal protein in bone marrow
  • Water retention during pregnancy