What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neurological condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the carpal tunnel, which is formed by 4 carpal bones. Typical symptoms include pain, numbness and tingling in the fingers, and loss of grip strength. Since CTS is often related to repetitive motions at work, it can be prevented by using ergonomic equipment and taking regular breaks. In many cases, physiotherapy is an adequate therapy, but in worse cases, a surgical procedure, in which the carpal ligament is cut, can help.