Not all symptoms of numbness and pain in the wrists and hands are classified as “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”.
There are many other “causes” of what could be diagnosed as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The first, and most obvious cause is:
Compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.
In addition to this, you can get:
Inflammation of the tendon sheaths passing THROUGH the carpal tunnel
There are many reasons for this.
Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
And perhaps the most commonly undiagnosed reason:
Compression of the nerve “further up” the arm or in the shoulder region
This is so common, we see it virtually every day.
But the great news – is there are multiple ways to fix it (assuming that there is no actual compression within the carpal tunnel itself…)