Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel is a space between the bones of your wrist (near the back of your hand) and a strap across the bones (on the front of your wrist). All tendons to fingers run in the tunnel, below the strap, along with the median nerve. The strap is called the Transverse Carpal Ligament.
This is a common condition in which one of the nerves (median nerve) supplying your hand is compressed at the wrist. Median nerve is the nerve in the wrist that allows feeling and moment to the parts of the hand. This nerve can gradually wither if the condition is not treated, which can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.