Shiel (2010) writes that for most patients, the cause of their carpal tunnel syndrome is unknown, but there are several conditions that can cause the syndrome – obesity, pregnancy, arthritis, diabetes and trauma. Tendon inflammation resulting from repetitive work, such as uninterrupted typing, can also cause carpal tunnel symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive maneuvers has been referred to as one of the repetitive stress injuries. Some rare diseases can cause deposition of abnormal substances in and around the carpal tunnel, leading to nerve irritation. These diseases include amyloidosis, sarcoidosis,multiple myeloma, and leukemia. What are the main carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms?
People with carpal tunnel syndrome initially feel numbness and tingling of the hand in the distribution of the median nerve (the thumb, index, middle, and part of the fourth fingers). These sensations are often more pronounced at night and can awaken...