Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes symptoms in one or both hands. Problems start slowly and get worse over time. They may be:
- Numbness, tingling, and swelling in the palm of the hand and fingers
- Pain from the wrist that may spread to the shoulder
- Loss of grip strength
- Problems that worsen with wrist, hand, or finger motions
- Pain that goes away when shaking hands and wrists out
- Loss of feeling in the hand and fingers
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- James P. Cornell, MD
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