Carpal tunnel syndrome results from pressure on the median nerve. You have a narrow passageway, covered by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand, called the carpal tunnel. Numbness, tingling, and weakness can occur in the hands and arms when the median nerve is compressed.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the anatomy of your wrist, health problems, and possibly repetitive hand motions. Fortunately, patients can receive carpal tunnel treatment without surgery.