The numbness associated
with carpal tunnel syndrome is common to all
people that both have the disorder as well
as those who are in the process of getting
it. Numbness is one of the first signs that
you are getting afflicted with carpal tunnel
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Numbness?
Numbness in the thumb, index, middle and/or
one-half of the ring fingers is one of the
first symptoms that appear in those suffering
with carpal tunnel syndrome. The narrowing
of the carpal tunnel, which occurs as the carpal
bones collapse into the tunnel and impinge
the flexor tendons, is most often the cause
of carpal tunnel syndrome. As the flexor tendons
glide back and forth in the narrowed operating
space, friction occurs and the tendons begin
to swell. And as the tendons swell, they begin
to impinge the Median nerve, causing it to
become inflamed and swollen.
This overall process is the stage that causes
carpal tunnel syndrome and its associate symptoms,
like numbness, to develop. This numbness is
often combined with a burning or "pins-and-needles" sensation
known as paresthesia. As carpal tunnel syndrome
worsens, it is common for the symptoms to increase
as well, causing more numbness to occur in
the associated fingers. Grip strength will
usually also begin to weaken. The numbness
will not dissipate until carpal tunnel syndrome
is in remission.
If you begin to experience numbness in your thumb,
index, middle and/or one-half of the rings fingers,
you should consult your doctor. You might be
suffering from the symptoms
of carpal tunnel syndrome, and if addressed early, can be prevented
from increasing further. Read on for further
advice regarding numbness associated with carpal
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