Carpal tunnel syndrome
The great “crawl
Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median compression syndrome, is due to compression of the median nerve of the arm. The first thing you feel is a tingling sensation running along your fingers and palm. As if thousands of ants were crawling over your hand.
Sufferers experience their hands as “asleep” and may wake up from an uncomfortable numbness, as this occurs most at night. But even during the day, the affected hand often feels numb with carpal tunnel syndrome. Some movements can only be performed in a very uncoordinated and clumsy manner. At first, it helps to shake out and move your hands again. Still, the big crawl is a serious warning sign of incipient carpal tunnel syndrome.
At the Orthopedic Center Munich East, we can help you with carpal tunnel syndrome and offer you adequate treatment tailored to your needs.