Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that presents with numbness, tingling, pain and weakness in your hand. The pain typically wakes you at night and relieved by shaking the hand. The syndrome has a tendency to worsen over time.
The cause of the symptoms is compression a nerve in the hand called the median nerve. This can be more likely if there is a genetic predisposition, repetitive use of the hand, during pregnancy, in patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid problems.
In mild cases, steroid injections and splints for the wrist may help. More often than not, surgical release of the nerve is needed in a carpal tunnel decompression