Condition

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Description

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a median entrapment neuropathy, that causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. The pathophysiology is not completely understood but can be considered compression of the median nerve traveling through the carpal tunnel.  It appears to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.  Some of the predisposing factors include: diabetes, obesity, pregnancy, hypothyroidism, and heavy manual work or work with vibrating tools. There is, however, little clinical data to prove that lighter, repetitive tasks can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
 
The main symptom of CTS is intermittent numbness of the thumb, index, long and radial half of the ring finger.  The numbness often occurs at night, with the hypothesis that the wrists are held flexed during sleep. Recent literature suggests that sleep positioning, such as sleeping on one's side, might be an associated factor.  It can be relieved by wearing a wrist splint that prevents flexion.  Long-standing CTS leads to permanent nerve damage with constant numbness, atrophy of some of the muscles of the thenar eminence, and weakness of palmar abduction.Source: Wikipedia

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Medical centres

Clinics

IMATDE Avenida Pintor Sorolla 25 Málaga
Sohail Physiotherapy Clinic Av Santa Amalia, 24 Fuengirola

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena
Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2 Málaga

Professionals

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery